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Movie Review: Mr. Peabody & Sherman

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Prinz Lee wrote this review 3 years and 11 months ago

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Jumping from one joyful journey to the next, this is a charming piece full of history, colorful fun, authentic humor, dedication, and love!

Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell), the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman (Max Charles), use their time machine - the WABAC - to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes the WABAC out for a joyride to impress his irritating friend Penny (Ariel Winter), they accidentally rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time traveling trio will make their mark on history.

DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox has a winner here whether financially successful or not! In many ways, this cute, clever piece has more than vibrant animation. Delightfully sweet for everyone, this unique piece is a lot funnier, educational and interesting than I imagined. With an engaging story, this quickly paced animated feature offers adults a look at life’s realities in humorous ways as it tackles critical subject matters in terms of parent-child-based bonding, adoption, attention and guidance, while also luring in a child’s mind and look at how much chaos can arise when either disobeying parents, or an approach in terms of expressing themselves when feeling a little “cornered.”

As this nerdy flick plays out, it’s an unexpected joyride that also offers viewers a quick look at history. Whether experiencing ancient Egypt, or seeking the truth from George Washington, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” misses a step as it skips over an arc that would have been fun to watch pertaining to Sherman and Penny. But it doesn’t seem to hit hard considering its layout and heartfelt focus which aims at the loving father/son relationship between Mr. Peabody and Sherman—and one that aims at the complexities of adoption.

Fun and deep on so many levels, this isn’t your ordinary animated feature!


Grade: A- / Genre: Action/Adventure, Animation, Family, and Comedy / Rated: PG / Run Time: 1 Hr. 32 Min.

Starring: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, Allison Janney, Ariel Winter

Directed by: Rob Minkoff



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