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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Mr Peabody & Sherman Review

History comes to life!!! 
Mr Peabody & Sherman Review – I thought The Lego Movie took the cake for this year’s best animation but after ‘travelling thru time’ with Mr Peabody & Sherman; I would like to amend my earlier statement. This movie is one heck of a feel good film that will get you smiling from ear to ear. Another confession I made earlier was my lack of love for history but after this fun-venture-flick, I feel like picking up a few history books and plant my nose inside it. Now let’s see if you would dig this animation as much as I did.
Here we go.....
Very often we ‘see’ people adopting dog to be their pets but the table is turned around when World’s smartest dog, Mr Peabody (Ty Burrell) stumbles upon Sherman (Max Charles) and adopts him. Despite being provided everything, Sherman, the human boy was still kinda ‘lembab’. Once the time comes, Sherman goes to human school and gets into trouble with a girl, Penny (Ariel Winter) on the first day. In comes ‘Jabatan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak’s’, Miss Grunion (Allison Janney) to take Sherman away from Mr Peabody. In order to set things right, Mr Peabody invites Penny and her parents, Paul and Patty Peterson (voiced by Stephen Colbert and Leslie Mann respectively) over to their house. While ‘Mr Peabuddy’ was entertaining the grown-ups, Sherman tries to befriend Penny and bring her to see Mr Peabody’s greatest invention, the WABAC machine. Persuaded by Penny, Sherman activates the machine and hence begins their adventure travelling back and forth to and from French Revolution, ancient Egypt, Trojan War and some of other important time in history. The fun exploration somehow messes with the current space and time continuum thingy magigy causing some major ripple in some history events. Will Mr Peabody and Sherman able to ‘restore’ things as they were or change the cause of history? Jeng jeng jeng….
...walk like the Egyptian
Unlike The Lego Movie, most of the voice cast for this movie are not so well known. Their voice however matched nicely to their corresponding roles. There were some recognisable voices, such as Allison Janney and Leslie Mann yet their lesser known cast gave their best. The best part about the movie was of coz ‘meeting the historical figures in person’ and getting first account of what really went down in the past. From the famous Leonardo’s trying-to-capture Mona Lisa’s smile to Marie Antoinette’s obsession with cakes to King Tut’s wedding plan. Everything just felt awesome! Add that with Mr Peabody’s pun-jokes and colourful capture of the timeline scenes. I wish I could have learned world history thru this way.   
Mona Lisaaaaaaa.....
I was right to be excited when I saw the trailer for this movie. Despite it being an animation feature, there is a lot of ‘lessons’ to be learned from it. ‘Deep regard’ for each other although being a different species. Absorb knowledge about history in a fun and enjoyable way. Having faith in one’s ability. Yup….all that and more are served in this one entertaining vibrant show. Since the school holiday is just around the corner. Parents and kids alike, please get your butt over to the cinema to journey across timeline with Mr Peababa…eh… Mr Peabody and Sherman while having fun trying to spot the important peoples who shaped our word’s history! 
Movie and makan! Me likey! :) 
P/s- Thank you Churp2 for the preview tickets and special appreciation also to NuffnangMY for the extra passes! 

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