Movie Review: Mr. Peabody and Sherman

Yesterday was a bright, beautiful, sunny day. I was able to leave work a little bit earlier than usual so I decided to go see Mr. Peabody and Sherman. This is a very puny movie. As in, there are a lot of puns in it.

I didn’t actually know anything about this movie, other than I saw a preview for it I think in Frozen. The story looked interesting and the preview used the song Pompeii by Bastille, which is a song I enjoy. I would guess that this movie is based off a tv series? If so, it’s not something I’m familiar with.

As with most animated movies these days, I was privileged with several previews for movies that are coming out in the next six months or so that I very much want to see, including How To Train Your Dragon 2 and the Boxtrolls.

This is the first DreamWorks movie I’ve seen where they had a short animated film in front of the main feature. As I didn’t know anything about the world of Mr. Peabody and Sherman, this was a little confusing to me at first because I didn’t know if the adorable little alien creatures were going to somehow be part of the movie or if it was something completely different. It was certainly a highly amusing short and I enjoyed it very thoroughly and thought the little alien creatures were really cute.

I kind of wish I hadn’t seen the preview for the movie, though, because the key event that the preview showed didn’t happen until the very end of the movie. It’s kind of annoying to me if I’ve seen the previews for a movie that I’m watching and I keep waiting for this big thing to happen. It takes the adventure and suspense a little bit out of the experience for me.

I feel like I would get a lot smarter if I bought the movie when it comes out just so I can hit pause on all the math and science stuff that gets drawn rather quickly across the screen when Mr. Peabody explains how he was able to solve certain problems.

I am fairly certain that the lead Greek character in the Trojan war is the same voice and character as Kronk from the Emperor’s New Grove. He was highly amusing and I enjoyed his role in the movie greatly.

As for the movie itself, it was interesting and had some very touching parts. I found myself amused throughout much of the movie, but not so much that I was laughing the whole time. Overall, I think I would buy it if it was on sale but I’m not sure that it’s a movie that I can watch repeatedly like How To Train Your Dragon.

About C.A. Jacobs

Just another crazy person, masquerading as a writer.
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