At the end of the day, Sherman and Penny manage not only to learn a thing or two about history, but to assist Mr. Peabody in saving the universe itself. And therein lies another of “Peabody’s” merits: with all the historical namedropping and era skipping, it seems unavoidable that many-a-movie-going child will be prompted to begin wondering about and questioning history – maybe even to start studying it; not bad for a kiddie flick.
If you have children then, there’s not a more entertaining kid-centric film currently in release. And if you don’t have kids (or nieces, nephew or grandkids)? I strongly suggest seeing “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” anyway.
Rating: Lone-Wolf Howl (****)
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