You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown Movie Review–Icons In Action
In all honesty, folks, it may not be out of line to refer to Peanuts as the greatest newspaper comic strip ever. There are those, of course, who’ll step in with Garfield and Calvin and Hobbes and these are not bad comics, but they really aren’t much of a match for the Peanuts gang.
And in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, which will be on store shelves January 26th and which Warner Brothers sent me a copy of, you’ll get to see just what makes these characters so iconic.
It’s filmed like a series of vignettes, sometimes involving music, and sometimes not, in which the Peanuts gang goes about a day in their lives. They’ll play baseball and spread wild disinformation about natural processes in that true, classic Peanuts naivete (one such vignette features Lucy’s conclusion that snow bursts out of the ground, much like grass, and is blown around by the wind upon its emergence, making it look as though it were falling down).
It’s a laugh riot, heartwarming in most every way, and thoroughly classic. In fact, it’s actually hard to tell that this particular movie was originally shot back in the eighties. Peanuts has a timeless quality about it that lends it its iconic nature. I’m personally very glad that Warner Brothers brought this one back. In dark times like these, it’s good to get a dose of innocence and childlike simplicity. The simple things, like love, baseball and man’s best friend, all as exemplified by Peanuts.
The Screenhead Ten Scale gives this downright classic brought back to remastered life a full ten out of ten for being not only good enough to provide laughs on its own merits but for sharing a continuity so wide and deep that it is its own iconography. Folks, this is just plain old too good to miss.