The Peanuts Movie – Chris Stuckmann

Chris Stuckmann reviews The Peanuts Movie

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Quick, funny reviews of movies and games, new and old.


  1. Great review Chris. I was skeptical about this movie myself but I’m glad you mentioned that they didn’t pull off bullshit like the Smurfs and modernized the Peanuts. I would have thrown a fit if Snoopy was using an iPhone.

    I’ve always loved the Peanuts for the reasons you said, especially since I can relate to Charlie Brown in being a complete failure at everything in life. I’m glad this movie looks like it’s staying true to the spirit of the Peanuts and I’m definitely going to go out and see it.

  2. MidnightScreeningsman2014

    Saw the blackcriticguys review of this and your review pretty much mentions all the same points(except a few you missed and he didn’t mention that it taught a message). Pretty good review though I would have liked it if you gave it an A+ but an A- is just as good enough. Now back to another ice age movie(ugh!!)

  3. I feel such relief at hearing the movie sticks to what made Peanuts so great in the first place.

    It could have easily gone the way of Smurfs, Garfield, Inspector Gadget, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and other nostalgic properties brought to the big screen, gutted of all their charm, “modernized”, and made into dumbed down noisy distractions to keep kids quiet for 96 minutes.

    I hope this film does well, because between this and the Lego movie, we might see Hollywood start treating these properties with respect and a return to quality family films instead of just noisy “keys jingling” to keep cynical kids and their parents’ faces out of their smart devices long enough to enjoy something of value together.

  4. With the way Hollywood treats classic cartoons these days, I’m glad to hear that they didn’t just make it all fart and booger jokes.

  5. PUUUPPIIIEEES!!! <3 <3 <3

  6. It really helped that the conception of the movie, plus the writing of the script, were done by Charles Schulz’s son and grandson; They also refused to license the Peanuts’ brand without full control from the Schulz estate.

  7. It’s good to know it didn’t mess up and do something super crazy or something like try to throw Snoopy into modern New York via. magic portal where he’d have to deal with traffic trying to run him over as people cursed him out and stop a wizard or something because ‘he is the chosen one’! Because you just KNOW this film could have easily become that or worse.

  8. Good job, aaaalmost making a face there.

  9. I have actually NEVER seen Peanuts media. I only grew up reading the comics. The trailers must just suck because they made this movie look like modern Minions crap. I might see this movie. 🙂

  10. Glad to hear that the new Peanuts film stayed true to the spirit of the original cartoons and comics, I hope to see it soon with my family. Thanks for the great review Chris, it was very helpful.

    Btw, your dogs are adorable, can’t believe anyone would put a dog in a dumpster >_<…Good on you for saving him! 😀

  11. I frankly, never understood the popularity of the Snoopy cartoon (that’s how everyone called it here, as in translation “peanuts” would be “american nuts”‘ here). 😀 To me, it was one of the most boring cartoons ever, where nothing usually happened, and that dog was just lying on the doghouse stargazing. At least when Garfield was lazy, he was entertainingly lazy.

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