Mr. Peabody & Sherman: Movie Review
"Mr. Peabody & Sherman" takes it time to be masterful. The convoluted and at times repetitive scenarios of the first half left something to be desired but the second half turns things around promptly. A rather witty and highly-laughable experience that can cater to both young and more mature audiences, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" turns out to be surprisingly and stupendously great.
Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell), a talking dog, business titan, inventor, scientist, Nobel laureate, gourmet, and two-time Olympic medalist, has invented a time machine he calls the WABAC, which enables Peabody and his adopted human son Sherman (Max Charles) to witness world-changing events first hand. But when Sherman breaks the rules of time travel to impress his classmate Penny (Ariel Winter) and unable to get her back to the present, our two heroes find themselves in a race to repair history – and save the future.
Midway through the "Mr. Peabody & Sherman", we wouldn't be surprised if you were thinking that the film was turning it to be rather plain. The first half was, to be frank, predictable and even repetitive. Shifting through the past and encountering "hitches" along the way just to extend the story was taking its toll. Fortunately, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" has an amazing late run. A second half that blitzes you with a surprise as past, present and even future collide. This is also the part where we finally see what the film wanted to say all along and we experience the depth of its narrative firsthand. Voice-acting was great, the script even better. Overall, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" has an outstanding humor that will tickle the adults as non-stop witty lines keep you laughing every minute or so while the bright and peculiar visuals will keep the young ones glued to the screen.
Rating: 3 and a half reels
Why you should watch it:
- the powerful narrative takes it times to develop but eventually turns out great
- humor-wise, this will keep you laughing non-stop
Why you shouldn't watch it:
- a little slow on the first half, some may be too impatient to wait for the good stuff to roll
Labels 3D, Animation, Ariel Winter, comedy, Leslie Mann, Max Charles, movie review, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, scifi, Stephen Colbert, Ty Burrell