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The film was initially scheduled to release in February 2020, but was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Movie Name||Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway|
|Date Time||11 June 2021 (USA)|
|Writing||Beatrix Potter, Will Gluck|
The new story finds Bea, Thomas and the rabbits having created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.
China has added a pair of Sony movies to the release calendar with Columbia Pictures’ Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway set for June 11 — one week before its domestic bow — and Sony Pictures Classics’ Oscar winner The Father due on June 18.
The Will Gluck-directed Peter Rabbit sequel opened early in Australia and New Zealand several weeks ago and has had a strong run there. It added Russia and Mexico this past weekend and is leading the newly-reopened UK box office after hopping into the market on Monday. The current estimated offshore cume is $22.7M.
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role as a man who refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. Trying to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.
Florian Zeller’s feature directing debut also won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay which Zeller shared with Christopher Hampton. In recent years, China has embraced Oscar winning films with human stories.
Both The Father and Peter Rabbit 2 will be heading into Chinese cinemas a few weeks before the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party on July 1 which is expected to create a blackout period on imports.
Peter Rabbit 2 – The Runaway Review: No Funny From This Bunny
After being closed for nearly six months due to the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, cinemas in the UK finally reopened on May 17. And after thousands of people flocked to see the highest-profile new release on opening day, “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway,” it’s a surprise the public didn’t start petitioning the government to close them down all over again.
Mercifully, this long-delayed sequel to the 2018 hit is ever so slightly better than its predecessor, but clearing the low bar of bettering the previous “Peter Rabbit” isn’t too hard an achievement. Director Will Gluck’s sequel boasts the most fourth wall-breaking narrative of any family franchise outing since “Gremlins II: The New Batch,” and a handful of gags that actually land — which, in a film starring the grating vocal talents of one James Corden, is enough to make it surpass any low expectations.
Make no mistake, this is one of the most cynical minded blockbuster efforts in some time, taking every opportunity to point out that it is a mangling of the original stories while thinking that highlighting these flaws is all that it needs to do to work as a satisfyingly self-referential comedy. Families deserve better than this, and there’s nothing in this sequel that helps Peter Rabbit escape from Paddington’s shadow.
Breaking the fourth wall in the most annoying way
Picking up a couple of years after the last film, the sequel finds Thomas McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) fully adapted to life on the farm and happily married to aspiring children’s author/thinly veiled Beatrix Potter surrogate Bea (Rose Byrne). However, he still has a frosty relationship with the animals who once terrorized him — in particular, their ringleader Peter Rabbit (James Corden), who he still accuses of stealing food even as he’s trying to get all the other creatures to follow the rules of the farm. Things start changing for the better when Bea’s self-published children’s book about the rabbits becomes a bestseller, attracting the attention of hotshot publisher Nigel Basil-Jones (David Oyelowo).
This gives Peter a crisis; he’s finally up on billboards and getting attention for the first time, but as a mischievous character he doesn’t want to be. So he runs away from his farmyard pals and meets the street rabbit Barnabas (“Fear The Walking Dead” star Lennie James), who enrolls him in criminal schemes, telling Peter to embrace his more mischievous side.
Most of the film’s inspired comic material is the meta book publisher storyline that will likely go over the heads of younger viewers — however, inspired ideas on paper don’t necessarily ensure funny results in action. This meta plot does eventually pay off in a knowingly silly grand finale where the vast majority of Nigel’s recommended storylines for future rabbit adventures in Bea’s books, from boat and ski chases to skydiving, all come to fruition in an increasingly ridiculous montage of the farmyard gang reuniting after getting split up.
But this is the only time when the meta jokes are more adventurous than characters breaking the fourth wall to point out the gag to the audience. At one point, a character cracks wise about the books being adapted into a film by a Hollywood director who doesn’t understand the material, punctuated by a painfully unfunny shot of another character staring blankly at the audience like an “Office” reaction GIF.
Elsewhere, a reference to a “flashlight” has Peter Rabbit insisting the word “torch” be used so British viewers can understand it — a joke that might work on paper, but largely caused confusion at my screening, where a nearby child loudly asked if that meant the rabbits were all American. If this is a commentary on British pop culture being adapted by Hollywood filmmakers who don’t understand it, then it’s a clear failure: it looks every bit like the soulless corporate product it is criticizing, the self-awareness doing very little to hide the screenwriting laziness.