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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 22 September 2017 at 10:31am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Blimey:


Why must every modern adaptation of a classic give the lead character an attitude? 

I'm a cynic, I know. It just doesn't look that different to other films. Maybe I'll be proven wrong.
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 22 September 2017 at 10:56am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I watched the trailer,my wife is a Beatrix Potter fan(We
did the whole Lake District trip a few years ago),i
doubt she`ll like this,it seems crass and childish,why
the need to set it in modern times too? Also,James
Corden as Peter???? Urrgh!

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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 22 September 2017 at 10:58am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Coming soon: PEANUTS, an all-modern reboot where Charlie Brown carries a baseball bat/rides a motorcycle - and Snoopy is an aggressive dog subject to whatever the animal equivalent of a restraining order is!
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 22 September 2017 at 11:01am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I doubt they know or care how irritating James Corden is to us Brits! But if you read the books,was a bolshy James Corden the voice you heard in your head when Peter spoke?
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 22 September 2017 at 11:02am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Absolutely not, Mr Collins. 
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 22 September 2017 at 11:03am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

It looks pretty wonky (especially Mr McGregor), but in terms of Peter rabbit's attitude, when was Peter not a reprobate? From the get-go he didn't listen to his mother, he's always shown zero respect for other people's property and is an inveterate trespasser and thief.

If I summed up the original book it would be: Peter's mum tells him not be naughty when she's away. Peter is naughty and nearly gets in deep trouble. Lesson learned.

The abiding memory I have from the book is that Mr McGregor is scary -- Peter's dad ended up in one of his pies, let's not forget -- so the version of McGregor shown here seems totally wrong, but a rebellious Peter Rabbit isn't far from the character as originally presented. Potter had her animals behave in a way that was true to nature, though, so a partying rabbit is a specific misstep. 
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John Byrne

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Posted: 22 September 2017 at 11:04am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

This is an example of the O God We Are So Embarrassed By The Source Material thinking that has beset comic adaptations. I couldn't even get past "…and no pants" in the intro.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 22 September 2017 at 11:06am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

It does feel like what you describe, Mr Byrne.

And, Peter, I feel there's a difference between being a rebel/naughty (I was one as a kid!) and being an asshole. 
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Eric Sofer
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Posted: 22 September 2017 at 3:11pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Peter Rabbit is this stupid book about this stupid rabbit who steals vegetables from other people's gardens.

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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 22 September 2017 at 11:34pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I still prefer this version:



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Joe S. Walker
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Posted: 25 September 2017 at 4:12am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

To Hollywood all children are hyperactive, insolent and precocious and must always be shown disobeying and mocking adults. Hence films like this.
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Robert Bradley
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Posted: 30 September 2017 at 7:29am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

You can't just tell a sweet story anymore, apparently.

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Daniel Gillotte
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Posted: 02 October 2017 at 2:28pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

I actually like how the animals are animated when they're just moving about naturally but studios like SOny can'y put out anything that's sweet. It's gotta have "adult" humor and an "edge" even if that edge is dull as sh*t.
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 06 October 2017 at 11:31am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Saw a trailer for the Paddington Bear sequel today,they
seem to have got it right,he`s a mischievous
innocent,not smart mouthed and obnoxious.
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