Paw Patrol: The Movie

Tomorrow is my final day of a subscription to Paramount + that I got at an extremely low cost during Prime Day. I have not used the Paramount + subscription for as much as some of the other ones, but it has given me an opportunity to see a movie that I probably wouldn’t have seen in the theater. It is the first feature length film from the animated series Paw Patrol. Paw Patrol: The Movie is day and date release in theaters and on streaming and I’ve heard positive word of mouth on the film.

Ryder (Will Brisbin) and his Paw Patrol get a call for help from Adventure City because newly elected Mayor Humdinger (Ron Pardo) was causing chaos. However, returning to Adventure City caused a crisis of memory for team member Chase (Iain Armitage), the big city where he was dumped as a puppy.

Now, I am not the target audience for this movie. It is certainly targeted at a younger aged child. However, there have been movies that I said that same thing, but I gave negative reviews for because they were so dumb or poorly executed. Just because something is meant for children doesn’t give it a right to be bad.

After seeing the Paw Patrol movie, I can say that this is a good film for a family to spend watching together. It has a cute, simple story, with appealing characters, some quality animation, and several positive messages on teamwork, overcoming personal challenges, dedication and heroism.

The voice cast is solid. It includes Will Brisbin, Iain Armitage, Ron Pardo, Tyler Perry, Jimmy Kimmel, Randall Park, Kingsley Marshall, Keegan Hedley, Marsai Martin, Shayle Simons, Callum Shoniker, Lilly Bartlam, Dax Shepard and Kim Roberts.

Paw Patrol: The Movie is a film that the kids should love and one that the parents won’t hate having to sit through.

3.5 stars

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