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Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter will be turning in her grave.

(Edit) 21/08/2018

Very disappointed by this film from every angle. Mean spirited in its so called funny moments and a very predictable story regardless of how fast the action was. Product placement very obvious from the advertising of certain pop tunes to Harrods being promoted heavily. There was no suspense in the action, the romance featured had no credibility as the usually excellent Domnal Gleeson was miss cast, and I have seen better antics from the squirrels in my back garden. The trivialising of severe allergy to a food was down right immoral. I have a daughter who suffers from this and didn’t take her to see it in the cinema because of the advance publicity.

There was a total lack of charm and wit which I had hoped would be present in a Beatrix Potter story. So it’s a thumbs down from me.

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Moana

An unexpected roller coaster of a ride!!

(Edit) 09/12/2016

I took 22 young people aged between 10 and 15 to see this film on a youth club trip but had very low expectations of it. I was expecting something like last years Frozen but I couldn't have been more wrong. There is no love story in it and I was glad to see Disney had not been tempted to squeeze one in. It has a gentle beginning before it suddenly turns into an action adventure with breathtaking cinematography, a very witty script and an excellent storyline. I won't give anything away but I did like the relationship between the ocean and the lead character and I feel there are parts that are dark so not suitable for children under 7. The music and songs are slipped in naturally and fit in well with the mood of the film. This could become a Disney Classic on a par with Beauty and The Beast et al.

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