How is it possible that a really unimpressive adaptation of a children’s story can make Domhnall Gleeson seem more menacing than his Star Wars role of General Hux? Peter Rabbit stars James Corden (The Emoji Movie) as the voice of the titular bunny in a tale that telegraphs it’s ending 20 seconds into the trailer. So, before we get to the inevitable conclusion when Gleeson’s character finds a way to live harmoniously with the animals who are eating his crops, thus giving him continued access to Rose Byrne’s garden, he must first try to kill all the animals through various cartoonish plots. Hell, what do I know… I would have told you that Paddington was going to be a steaming pile of bear scat, but it actually turned out to be a fairly heartwarming picture.
Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.