The Paw Patrol pups (Chase, Marshall, Skye, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma) and some new friends, return as a meteor heads for Adventure City and threatens to wipe out everything and everyone. Saving Adventure City from total destruction, the pups discover that the meteor magically gives them superpowers and transforms them into The MIGHTY PUPS! For Skye, this is a dream come true, growing up as the “runt of the litter.” However, evil lurks in the form of the pups’ nemesis Mayor Humdinger and the meteor-obsessed mad scientist, Victoria Vance, who team up after escaping from jail. Their mission: steal the meteor’s superpower crystals and turn themselves into supervillains. With the fate of Adventure City hanging in the balance, the Mighty Pups have to stop the evil duo before it’s too late and Skye will need to learn that even the smallest pup can make the biggest difference.
I have watched many episodes of the show and I am familiar with ALLLLLL the pups 🙃 But The Mighty Movie delivered on everything it should: exhilarating with emotional overtones. Kids and parents alike laughed out loud and gasped in surprise; the movie successfully managed to keep the tots (some as young as two) happily entertained for 92 minutes. We all found ourselves rooting for Skye during some fierce action sequences as she fought off the supervillains: “GO SKYE, GO!!”, “OH NOOOO, SKYE!!” could be heard over and over again in the theatre, followed by cheers and applause when she defeated the evil superpowers and rose up to reunite with her pups.
Both my son and I were so glued to the movie that at one point when he told me he needed to use the bathroom, I asked the question that parents really shouldn’t: “Can you hold it, PLEASE?” Fortunately, a scene-stealing “Mad Scientist” voiced by Taraji P. Henson, distracted my son enough to momentarily forget that he needed to visit the bathroom and pulled him right back in: the Mighty Pups were regaining control of their superpowers and were saving Adventure City from destruction.
Notable cameos included Kim Kardashian as Delores, along with her children North and Saint voicing a Junior Patroller Mini and Meteor Man (respectively) as well as James Marsden, Kristen Bell and Serena Williams.
The Mighty Movie brought out all the feels that it should: inspirational, good-natured, humorous. Above all, this is a story about Skye, proving her place in the world: “No job is too big, no pup is too small!”
And for me? I will inevitably have to return this weekend since my son has been asking me since the movie ended “Mama, can we come back tomorrow?” I’d be happy to.
Check out the trailer here: