“No job too big, no pup too small,” and that goes for jumps from the small screen to the silver screen too apparently. Paw Patrol: The Movie is everything you and your kiddos love about the show with the cinematic goods that doesn’t bite off more than it can chew.
🎼Whenever there’s a problem around Adventure Bay, Ryder and his team of pups come and save the day; Marshall, Rubble, Chase, Rocky, Zuma, Skye… you know the song. This time around the big city calls our team into action, specifically a spunky weiner pup named Liberty (Marsai Martin) and Paw Patrol super fan to help the citizens of Adventure City deal with their newly elected egomaniacal jerk, Mayor Humdinger.
Typical small screen adaptations fall victim to being too big for its britches. Most children’s TV episodes center around a small problem that can be dealt with in 10-12 minutes. This adventure clocks in right under 90 minutes, which is great for parents. It quickly finds its groove in the story and pacing to have fun, make you laugh, solve a problem, teach a lesson, and look cool doing it.
And when I say cool, I mean super cool. Even at 34 all I can think about is how cool the toys from this movie will be. A Big Screen adventure more than justifies Big Screen upgrades like all the fun tech and outfits The Paw Patrol utilize to get the job done. Think “Power Rangers: The Movie” meets “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. “ Speaking of, the animation here is really good. I wouldn’t say Pixar good, but it’s not far behind either. The fur and weather elements here are fantastic.
“Paw Patrol: The Movie” has got the right amount of bright colors, cool animation, hip music, and TV to Movie wonder to be a more than fun watch for any family. Sprinkle in a catchy pop song from Adam Levine, a short run time, a story that’s got heart and action– how could this not stick the landing making it the “Top Dog” in Animation for the Summer.