Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience Review
Hands up, I’ll admit that I tried to keep my son away from Peppa Pig for as long as physically possible, but after enduring his Bing addiction for months on end, that thought of how bad can it really be popped into my head. After two episodes he was hooked! Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, Peppa and George are frequent visitors to our household! So when Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience came out in the cinema’s just around the age we were thinking it would be fun to take Harrison for his first cinema experience it seemed like too good of an opportunity to miss. So that being said, here is my ‘Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience Review’.
I took Harrison to Crawley Cineworld Cinema, and I must say it was perfect for the occasion. They, of course, provided the little booster seats for the kiddies, but the screen they chose to show the film in was perfect as well. It was one of those screens that’s generous with space, we had a good couple of feet worth of leg round in front of each seat which meant Harrison and his little friend we went with, had plenty of room to move around, stand and watch, swap places with each other and generally fidget in the way 2 year olds do. There was also a massive big space down the front which let the ones who wouldn’t stay near their seats run around and have fun! I was lucky in that Harrison behaved beautifully and didn’t move any further than me and the other mum we went with.
The Film Itself
I’ll say the obvious straight up. It’s not a film I would have sat through by myself, it is an hour and 15 minutes of Peppa Pig. No grown adult without a child would happily sit through the whole thing, I would not recommend it to my childless friends, not the ones I like anyway! As far as an hour and 15 minutes of Peppa Pig can go, it really wasn’t bad! They seperated every few episodes with a very cheery, very bubbly, very children presentery lady called Daisy doing some live action stuff with songs and games. It was genuis. Rather than just going, this is a kids film so they will probably just mess around but other parents won’t mind because they will also be there with their own toddlers, they encouraged the kids to be energetic. It was interactional. Asking the children to sing and shout, asking the parents to join in a be silly. Meaning that the children were having fun beyond the zombie look that most get whilst in a Peppa trance and dispelled their natural energy and need to make noise and move around! Pure child friendly genius. And I must admit that provided very needed light relief for all the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and siblings also in the cinema!
Overall, I highly recommend going to see this. As long as you go in preparing yourself mentally for the fact you are willing putting yourself in a situation where you have to sit through an hour and 15 minutes of Peppa Pig without being able to use the time to catch up on whatever you normally do whilst your child is entranced. For the children it is an hour and 15 minutes of fun and their normal favourite Peppa Pig action and the perfect introduction to going to the cinema!
I do hope I take him to something I enjoy slightly more next time though! A good bit of Disney!