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Title: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: cupcake on February 08, 2018, 12:41:06 pm
68% on RT (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/peter_rabbit_2018)

This is satisfying after two months of John trashing it. 
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Crohn's Boy on February 08, 2018, 01:07:36 pm
68% on RT (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/peter_rabbit_2018)

This is satisfying after two months of John trashing it. 

First Goosebumps, then Ghostbusters, then Jumanji, now Peter Rabbit.  What will be the next Sony film that's a reboot/adaptation of something popular from people's childhoods that gets surprisingly decent reviews after John trashes it?
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Tut on February 08, 2018, 01:20:16 pm
Why did you guys think this was gonna suck?
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Flounder Prefers Browntown on February 08, 2018, 02:23:19 pm
This is satisfying after two months of John trashing it. 
Yes, how dare I think a movie looks terrible.
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Flounder Prefers Browntown on February 08, 2018, 02:34:50 pm
First Goosebumps, then Ghostbusters, then Jumanji, now Peter Rabbit.  What will be the next Sony film that's a reboot/adaptation of something popular from people's childhoods that gets surprisingly decent reviews after John trashes it?
Except Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was actually... you know... good.

Whereas Goosebumps is a mediocre comedy that throws classic characters and stories at the screen without understanding what made them work in the first place, and Ghostbusters is a terribly unfunny CGI eyesore that not only also doesn't understand what made its original source material work in the first place but reduces it to a cheap, attention-craving publicity stunt.

At least with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, I got a sense that the people involved actually bothered making an honest effort to respect the original while still doing fresh things with the material. And in regards to the trailers for that film, I didn't care for them, but they made the film look mediocre, whereas the trailers for Goosebumps, Ghostbusters, or Peter Rabbit made them look godawful.
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Crohn's Boy on February 08, 2018, 02:41:04 pm
First Goosebumps, then Ghostbusters, then Jumanji, now Peter Rabbit.  What will be the next Sony film that's a reboot/adaptation of something popular from people's childhoods that gets surprisingly decent reviews after John trashes it?
Except Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was actually... you know... good.

Whereas Goosebumps is a mediocre comedy that throws classic characters and stories at the screen without understanding what made them work in the first place, and Ghostbusters is a terribly unfunny CGI eyesore that not only also doesn't understand what made its original source material work in the first place but reduces it to a cheap, attention-craving publicity stunt.

At least with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, I got a sense that the people involved actually bothered making an honest effort to respect the original while still doing fresh things with the material. And in regards to the trailers for that film, I didn't care for them, but they made the film look mediocre, whereas the trailers for Goosebumps, Ghostbusters, or Peter Rabbit made them look godawful.

Okay.
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Jeff Gold on February 08, 2018, 02:55:14 pm
I preemptively rated the movie as great.
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Charles Longboat Jr. on February 08, 2018, 02:58:51 pm
I preemptively rated the movie as great.
I will preemptively deem it superior to Paddington 2.
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Crohn's Boy on February 08, 2018, 03:02:49 pm
Seeing this on opening night.  #JamesCordenIsPeterRabbit
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: cupcake on February 08, 2018, 03:03:14 pm
First Goosebumps, then Ghostbusters, then Jumanji, now Peter Rabbit.  What will be the next Sony film that's a reboot/adaptation of something popular from people's childhoods that gets surprisingly decent reviews after John trashes it?
Except Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was actually... you know... good.

Whereas Goosebumps is a mediocre comedy that throws classic characters and stories at the screen without understanding what made them work in the first place, and Ghostbusters is a terribly unfunny CGI eyesore that not only also doesn't understand what made its original source material work in the first place but reduces it to a cheap, attention-craving publicity stunt.

At least with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, I got a sense that the people involved actually bothered making an honest effort to respect the original while still doing fresh things with the material. And in regards to the trailers for that film, I didn't care for them, but they made the film look mediocre, whereas the trailers for Goosebumps, Ghostbusters, or Peter Rabbit made them look godawful.

Sounds like someone's a bit insecure...
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Flounder Prefers Browntown on February 08, 2018, 03:06:23 pm
Seeing this on opening night.  #JamesCordenIsPeterRabbit
You sad, sad little man...
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Flounder Prefers Browntown on February 08, 2018, 03:06:40 pm
Sounds like someone's a bit insecure...
How so?
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on February 08, 2018, 04:20:27 pm
Won't be the best animated rabbit movie I've seen, but I'm down to check it out.
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Crohn's Boy on February 08, 2018, 05:42:49 pm
Now up to 69%.
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Flounder Prefers Browntown on February 08, 2018, 05:48:27 pm
69%.
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Tut on February 08, 2018, 05:50:41 pm
69%.
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Careful, John. This is a wholesome discussion about a children's film. Don't damage our reputation as a good Christian movie discussion site.
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Flounder Prefers Browntown on February 09, 2018, 02:23:12 pm
It's rotten.
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Crohn's Boy on February 09, 2018, 03:16:23 pm
It's rotten.

We know you were highly anticipating this moment, John.
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Tho Master Fie on February 09, 2018, 03:16:45 pm
It's rotten.
When them cotton balls get rotten, you can't pick very much cotton.
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Crohn's Boy on February 09, 2018, 08:00:15 pm
Brad Jones loved it.
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Crohn's Boy on February 11, 2018, 03:56:33 pm
This was actually good.  Shame that John has probably already made up his mind about it before seeing it.  Also there's definitely some scenes that he'd call "mean-spirited."
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Charles Longboat Jr. on February 11, 2018, 04:29:04 pm
This was actually good.  Shame that John has probably already made up his mind about it before seeing it.  Also there's definitely some scenes that he'd call "mean-spirited."
What score would you give it, for reference?
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Crohn's Boy on February 11, 2018, 04:40:16 pm
This was actually good.  Shame that John has probably already made up his mind about it before seeing it.  Also there's definitely some scenes that he'd call "mean-spirited."
What score would you give it, for reference?

Probably a 7.5/10.  Maybe an 8.
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Flounder Prefers Browntown on February 12, 2018, 06:35:52 am
This was actually good.  Shame that John has probably already made up his mind about it before seeing it.  Also there's definitely some scenes that he'd call "mean-spirited."
1) Just because I think a movie looks terrible and I expect it to be terrible doesn’t mean I want it to be terrible. I expected Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle to be bad and I came out pleasantly surprised.

2) You seem to keep forgetting that when I criticize a comedy for being mean-spirited, I criticize it for being needlessly mean-spirited.
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Crohn's Boy on February 12, 2018, 04:15:42 pm
This was actually good.  Shame that John has probably already made up his mind about it before seeing it.  Also there's definitely some scenes that he'd call "mean-spirited."
1) Just because I think a movie looks terrible and I expect it to be terrible doesn’t mean I want it to be terrible. I expected Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle to be bad and I came out pleasantly surprised.

2) You seem to keep forgetting that when I criticize a comedy for being mean-spirited, I criticize it for being needlessly mean-spirited.

Indeed, and you'll call this film "needlessly mean-spirited."  In fact, helicopter parents across the world are already calling the film that.
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Flounder Prefers Browntown on February 12, 2018, 04:22:40 pm
This was actually good.  Shame that John has probably already made up his mind about it before seeing it.  Also there's definitely some scenes that he'd call "mean-spirited."
1) Just because I think a movie looks terrible and I expect it to be terrible doesn’t mean I want it to be terrible. I expected Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle to be bad and I came out pleasantly surprised.

2) You seem to keep forgetting that when I criticize a comedy for being mean-spirited, I criticize it for being needlessly mean-spirited.

Indeed, and you'll call this film "needlessly mean-spirited."  In fact, helicopter parents across the world are already calling the film that.

That allergy joke sounds dumb as bricks, but I wouldn't boycott it over that like others are doing.
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: Robert Neville on May 15, 2018, 03:38:51 pm
Did this have any LGBT stuff in it? I ask because in the Isle of Dogs theater, there was a dad with a young girl who had a Peter Rabbit popcorn bucket. I overheard that Peter Rabbit apparently got 16+ rating. Usually, that only happens to such films if the Ministry of Culture finds gay propaganda in them (i.e. Beauty and the Beast, Power Rangers, etc.)
Title: Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on May 15, 2018, 03:58:00 pm
Did this have any LGBT stuff in it? I ask because in the Isle of Dogs theater, there was a dad with a young girl who had a Peter Rabbit popcorn bucket. I overheard that Peter Rabbit apparently got 16+ rating. Usually, that only happens to such films if the Ministry of Culture finds gay propaganda in them (i.e. Beauty and the Beast, Power Rangers, etc.)

I saw it twice and saw no LGBT stuff.  HOWEVER, I am often tone-deaf to that type of stuff because I just don't care, but I'm pretty sure there weren't any shoe-horned agenda stuff that I could identify.  Jake and Frank also saw it, so they might be able to corroborate or correct my reply.