Being a BIG fan of The Peanuts I was both excited and nervous to see this movie. Questions ran through my mind as I entered the theater. Would the voices sound weird? Would they be able to capture the essence that Charles Schulz gave to Charlie Brown and the gang? Will Charlie Brown ever get with the little red haired girl? Will Snoopy finally defeat the red baron?
I can't answer those last two questions. You will have to see the movie yourself, BUT I can say the movie was AMAZING! The portrayal of each character was spot on as were the voices. They did a terrific job casting this movie. If you didn't know any better you would think it was the original cast. All of my favorite Peanuts memories that I have treasured over the years were captured in this movie INCLUDING Snoopy vs the red baron. If you can't tell I'm a BIG Snoopy fan. Lol. It was so neat to see Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Gang like this.
Some of my favorite quotes from the movie are:
Charlie Brown: You've got to help me, Linus! I'm not sure I can handle being partners with the Little Red-Haired Girl! How will I support her? I can't afford a mortgage! What if I'm put into escrow?
Linus: Charlie Brown, you're the only person I know who can turn a book report into a lifelong commitment.
Lucy van Pelt: Oh, Charlie Brown, I'll hold the football and you kick it.
Charlie Brown: You *say* you'll hold it, but what you really mean is you'll pull it away and I'll land flat on my back and I'll kill myself.
Lucy van Pelt: But I feel I have really come to know you. I now understand that you are kind, compassionate, brave, and funny. No one would pull a football away from someone with all *those* qualities.
Charlie Brown: [to himself] She's right. I would never pull a football away from someone with all *those* qualities. I am gonna kick this ball all the way to the moon.
[He starts running up and, as expected, Lucy pulls the football away from him]
Charlie Brown: AAUGH!
Lucy van Pelt: And gullible. I forgot to mention gullible.
Charlie Brown: Whenever I feel really alone, I just sit and stare into the night sky. I've always thought that one of those stars was *my* star, and at moments like this, I know that *my* star will always be there for me. Like a comfortable voice saying, "Don't give up, kid."
[the star Charlie Brown is looking at literally falls from the sky]
Lucy van Pelt: I oughta slug you. Ugh! I've been kissed by a dog! I have dog germs! Get hot water! Get some disinfected! Get some Iodine!