The choice of film was the CGI movie adaption by DreamWorks, of the 1960's "Rocky & Bullwinkle Show" segment, "Peabody's Improbably History", simply titled "Mr. Peabody & Sherman". I went with Aliesha and Gary, not only because we like animated films, but also because it would look weird seeing a 32-going-on-33-year-old man sitting there alone in a theatre when there's kids around, not to mention kinda creepy.
I will avoid any spoilers the best I can, especially seeing as it's still only a recent release at this time. But for the record, if I ever do a film review that contains spoilers, it will be in video form and talking about a film I don't like, because why spoil something good? If I can help people save their money, so be it.
This film starts of with Mr. Peabody's back story, including his origins, how far his smart brain has taken him, and how he got to meet Sherman. All of this is covered within the first 5-to-10-or-so minutes of the film. We are soon taken to a couple scenes at Sherman's school where he gets into an incident involving a girl named Penny. This incident, of course, leads to an attempt to resolve the dispute via her parents, and a rather disgruntled child & family services agent who claims that it is unfit for a dog to be a legal guardian of a human child. During all of this, while trying to resolve things between each other in another room, Sherman & Penny find themselves going on a bit of a time travel adventure after he let it slip about Mr. Peabody's invention, the WABAC. Their time travelling escapade, as you would imagine, leads to a few changes in the present day, which requires some assistance from Mr. Peabody to try and fix the problem...which is not an easy task.
By the end of this film, I felt that I had been fully entertained by it. I'm big on comedy, science (certain aspects of it anyway), history (and there's plenty of that in this), and puns (if you don't like these, you may groan a fair bit). I feel that with this film, I could both laugh and learn at the same time. This is what I expect from a film for kids. If your brain can't get fed and stimulated from it, then it's probably not a good idea. "Mr. Peabody & Sherman", however, delivers the goods.
This movie gets a 10/10 from me. Highly recommended.