Day: October 5, 2014

You Never Know Until You Watch: Peabody and Sherman

First of all I am writing you at 2:30 am because my sleep is all messed up.  I had some caffeine on Friday (huge mistake but I kept falling asleep during work) and then had 0 sleep Friday night.  This led to a strange Saturday where I tried my best to not crash but fell asleep around 6 pm.

I woke up at 1 am and now am ready for the day to start…Oh boy. This is going to be a mess to fix.

But while I was searching for entertainment to pass the day/night hours I saw a movie called Mr Peabody and Sherman.

mr peabody My initial reaction was to groan as the Hollywood reinventions of our childhood favorites is typically a disaster (smurfs, yogi bear, scooby doo etc).  But I had heard some good things so I decided to give it a watch and you know what- I was delighted!

It’s a really funny, well written movie!

There’s some low-brow humor for the kids but it’s kind of the Bill and Ted’s Adventure Jr with Mr Peabody and Sherman zipping through time to different eras.  There are good jokes in each era including a segment with Marie Antoinette that was funny.

Mr.-Peabody-and-Sherman-Marie-AntoinetteThe Greek Trojan horse scene was also very funny.

It’s not a perfect movie but for what they had to work with it kind of is.  I can’t imagine doing the material any better as a feature film and that has to count for something.  The writing is very witty and there are jokes for kids and adults without them being too adult.

It’s also bright and colorful- pleasant to look at.  I really was shocked at how much I enjoyed it!


It just goes to show you should always try to keep an open mind in life.  Maybe an author hasn’t been your favorite but if it sounds intriguing give the book a shot.  Or if you don’t normally like sitcoms and you hear good things give it a watch.  What do you have to lose?

There are so many times when I’ve been dazzled by something I initially discounted.  As far as movies go its happened a couple times in my Disney project (Rescuers Down Under, Atlantis: The Lost Empire I really liked!) and it definitely happened with this years Lego movie. 

It’s so easy to be a cynic and to criticize everything.  I prefer to be dazzled by most things and then when I am critical you know it is earned!

Give Mr Peabody and Sherman a watch.  I bet you will enjoy it. Try something you might have discounted and see if it surprises you! Let me know your experience.

Have you ever had a book, movie, tv show, food whatever that you initially thought would suck but then actually loved?  Please share.