Time-traveling dog fails to entertain


I was excited to see Mr. Peabody and Sherman in 3D. Then I watched it.

It was a disgrace to movies. The writing was bland and there was limited imagination. Some parts were supposed to be “funny” but weren’t even worth giggling at, and some of the scenes seemed copied and were shown more than once. There was little creativity, but there was a flashback where Mr. Peabody, being a dog, raising a boy named Sherman that was strictly just okay.

This seemed more like a history lesson and a romance type of movie than a kid’s movie because some of the information was more or less over a young child’s head. Very few would know what the Reign of Terror and the French Revolution are or what they were about.

The romance part was understandable, because people love a good romance, so I get when Sherman wants to impress a school bully, Penny, by taking her to see the time machine, known as The Wayback. However, the romance wasn’t even interesting; there can’t be a true romance at the age of seven.

Mr. Peabody has a bad watered-down British accent, and I still don’t even know if it’s supposed to be British. Sherman doesn’t sound like a young boy. His voice is off, and it’s badly noticeable.

I was ready for a nap after I saw this movie. There was too much pointless drama. There is so much to this movie that it’s a teenage soap opera.