Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody is a dog, a dog who after years of rejection has devoted his life to science, technology and athletics. He has won countless awards, Olympic medals and that’s just the tip of his achievements list. He has also won the right to adopt and raise a boy called Sherman. Alongside his amazing level of skills and talents, he is a devoted father to Sherman and always happy to help him learn and grow.
Among the many awesome inventions Mr. Peabody has created is the Way Back Machine, a device that allows Mr. Peabody and Sherman to travel back in time and learn about history first hand. Now during his years at school Sherman has faced a lot of flak and bullying, its not easy having a dog as a father. After an incident Mr. Peabody decides to invite one of the bullies and her family around for dinner.
In an attempt to find common ground with his Bully, Sherman reveals the secret of the Wayback machine and breaks one very important rule, don’t use the Wayback machine… and certainly don’t change the past.
What ensues is a tale of how Mr. Peabody and Sherman help repair the past while fighting to keep their unusual family together.
This is one very delightful movie. The Mr. Peabody franchise has been around since the late 1950’s as a way to educate kids about history in a fun way. But don’t be fooled this modern day remake is fantastic. The animation is beautiful and slick, and very entertaining in its own right. The story is solid and fun, with a lot of great humour and with some very touching family values.
Frankly this is one very well transplanted 1950’s remake, which has kept all of its characteristic warmth and values. A rare treat for the family these days, and long overdue. I for one hope this is the beginning of a series of even more Mr. Peabody & Sherman outings.
Rating: PG Violence.
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