Daddy & Daughter Reviews: MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN (2014)
Recently, my 5 year old daughter has started on her journey to all things Geek, beginning her education by binge watching the entire MIGHTY MORPHIN’ POWER RANGERS series. Her other subjects include a retroactive viewing of all X-MEN movies prior to the upcoming sequel, the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, endless ‘why’s & ‘how’s regarding plotholes in superhero origin stories and whatever else she can get her petite hands on. We’ve also been watching a lot of movies in theatres lately, and I figured that I’d take some of the pressure off of myself in reviewing all of them, by letting her help. She talked, I typed, so the content below is all in her own words with no editing for content. So here is my daughter’s Movie Review of MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN… [ Beware of Spoilers! ]
Mr. Peabody & Sherman is about a kid named Sherman and a dog named Mr. Peabody. It’s also about a girl whose name is Penny. Mr. Peabody told us the starting of his life, when he was a baby. Nobody would take him home as a pet doggy. A kid tried to throw the stick, but Mr. Peabody wouldn’t listen, because he was a talking dog and he was special. So he helped people, and made people’s lives better. So one day he heard a baby crying in a box, and he had a name tag on his diaper, and his name was Sherman and when he grew up, Sherman and Mr. Peabody go back in time with the time machine called ‘Wabac’.
The movie was really funny and good because it has a happy ending. It was a super duper fun movie to watch. It was a little bit sad at times because Mr. Peabody almost dies, but it was happy again because they found Mr. Peabody, and then there’s two of him. I liked when everybody wanted to be a dog like Mr. Peabody [ SPARTACUS reference ] because everyone showed that they were being nice and kind.
I think other people should watch this movie because it’s going to be really nice and good and really fun.
– Henna Roshni. 5 3/4 years old.
Shah here again. So, my colleague above pretty much hit the nail on the head. It’s fun, entertaining and pretty hilarious without trying to be too smart. The humour is good enough for kids as well as adults. Despite technical aspects such as Time Travel, historical references and Physics, they are simple enough for the layman and kids to follow. There’s even an emotional angle regarding the relationship between Mr. Peabody & Sherman, which is sweet without becoming overly dramatic, however, the pacing of the film could’ve been a bit better. MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN is super duper fun for the whole family, as recommended by the expert critic above.