Charlie Brown has been a classic for many years in the world of cartoons. The lovable characters, created by Charles M. Schulz, are so easy to recognize whether you are a child or an adult. There is a good chance you’ve seen one of the many Peanuts special cartoons that get played around the holidays and even though Charles passed away his memory lives on in them. This year we finally got to see Charlie Brown and the gang on the big screen and it made me happy that it was my first 3D movie ever. Without further ado I present to you The Peanuts Movie review.
First let me start by mentioning that there are actually two plots happening within this single film. That’s right you get a two for one deal on top of taking the trip down memory lane. One of the plots in it is about Charlie Brown. He’s your average kid who goes to school, hangs out with friends, and has a pet dog. The problem is that he seems to mess up everything all of the time. Whether it’s by accident or an unfortunate coincidence it always seems that he is the cause of mayhem. That turns him into a bit of an outcast and all he wants is to fit in. Then a new girl joins his class and he’s instantly smitten. Charlie wants to prove that he’s worthy of her and goes above and beyond. With a chance at a new start he’s determined to win the heart of this girl and change his life forever.
At the exact same time these events are unfolding there is another plot that involves Snoopy. Of course the amazing Snoopy and his bird sidekick couldn’t be left out of the movie. When an unruly plane gets free he makes it his mission to take it down the hard way. Of course there isn’t a whole lot to it, but Snoopy takes on The Red Baron in a fight through the skies. I mean come on who else besides him could ride a doghouse to chase a plane?
As I mentioned earlier The Peanuts Movie was my first 3D film and certainly was worth the wait. There aren’t a lot of parts that only are appealing in the 3D version, but I will say that it made a few parts really cool, especially in some snowing scenes. Outside of the extra dimension it was unbelievable to see the characters on the big screen. I loved every single minute of it because I fell in love with them all over again. There’s really nothing bad that can be said about the film in my opinion. I felt like they stayed true to the classic style while also not staying in the past, if that makes any sense. I’m telling you to run, sprint, fly, waddle, or drive. Whatever you have to do to see this movie please go do it. I’m sad that Charles never got to see his masterpiece come to life in this way, but what I will say is I would imagine he’d be proud of the legacy that has been left for future generations.