I work with some pretty awesome people! I like to introduce you to one of them now. He is John the Co-Worker and he is an AWESOME DAD! He is a dad of three. He has a 6 year old, 5 year old and 2 year old. These kids are awesome just like their dad and mom!  He sent me a review of the movie Paw Patrol, just because. I first I did not think much of it but then I got to thinking, wow he so passionate about his kids and what they watch that he sat down to write a review about a movie made for kids and what he thought of it as a dad of 3.

I enjoyed it and hopefully you do too and find it helpful as a parent.

John the Co-Worker, the rest of the blog is yours....

A Dad's Review of Paw Patrol: The Movie by John

Paw Patrol: Dads Review from Midland   

Before I go into context about a specific movie, I want to shine a light on the variety of shows kids have the option of watching nowadays at any given moment.  Nope, this isn’t the same as it was in the 90’s.  And what I mean by that is, having to suffer through shows you could’ve cared less for just to watch Rocket Power or Hey Arnold.  We were disciplined, we KNEW that if we could make it through 4 hours of Nick Jr., that we could indulge in shows like DougAll ThatSpongeBob & the infamous CatDog.    

Oh, the days of watching Kenan & Kel, show us their love for orange soda are LONG gone.  I mean, we went from watching Rocket Power to Peppa Pig.  Does anyone remember Amanda Bynes?  The Amanda Show was always LIT.  Well, that might actually explain a lot about her craziness today, but that’s beside the point.    

I am a father of three little boys, ages 6, 5 & 2.  All three of them are passionate about having fun and annoying their parents with shows like Masha and The Bear or my absolute least favorite, Blippy.  I mean, what kind of a nut job woke up one morning and started filming himself playing with toys? The guy has made millions by playing with toys, so major props to him.  But on the other hand, thanks for hurting the mental health of all parents that have to endure your show for our children.    

Now, with all of that being said there are a couple of shows that my kids watch that are not blatantly terrible.  As a matter of fact, I could watch SpongeBob SquarePants all day.  You learn some real-life lessons from watching Patrick. If life was as simple as Patrick Star, I think there would be world peace.  The other is Paw Patrol.  This show is about a group of puppies that are a part of a rescue crew to help out the citizens of Adventure Bay.    

Paw Patrol Crew (For Newbies)  

    • Ryder: Human Boy and Leader of Paw Patrol  

    • Chase: Police Pup  

    • Marshall: Fire Rescue Pup  

    • Rubble: Construction Pup  

    • Skye: Ariel Rescue Pup  

    • Rocky: Recycling/Environment Pup  

    • Zuma: Water Rescue Pup  

    • Mayor Humdinger: Foggy Bottom Evil Mayor  

    • ChickalettaPet Chicken  

Paw Patrol the Movie:  

Now, on a Friday night heading into the weekend, the last thing you want to hear is “Dad, Paw Patrol Movie.”  As a parent, you look for these types of moments to enjoy with your children, even if it comes at the expense of watching cartoon puppies save people.  The movie starts out with a cute little turtle getting ready to be viscously run over by an 18-wheeler tanker, probably carrying oil.  (fitting) Thankfully, the trucker notices baby Leonardo and runs his truck off the side of a bridge.  BOOM, just like that the Pups are in action taking every approach possible to save this trucker.  Not only were my kids instantly hooked, but I was also.  I felt like Eminem in 8 mile, “palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy.” with every rescue the pups made.  The main objective of this movie was for the Paw Patrol crew to head to a new city, Adventure City.  Because Adventure Bay and Adventure City are two completely different things, according to my 5-year-old Dallas.  Mayor Humdinger is taking control of the Adventure City and it's up to Ryder & the Pup Gang to save it.    

This movie showcases teamwork, perseverance, and humor.  As a dad, it was something I loved watching with my kids.  I don’t want to give the entire movie away, but it was great to see the leader dog (Chase) persevere through insecurities that derived from him being abandoned.  My kids understood it, I understood it and it left a heartwarming feeling when Chase was able to overcome his fears.  The message that my kids took away from it was “always help people in need & Chase is a freaking BOSS!”  

The movie is about an hour and a half, which is not bad at all.  Not too short and not long enough for the kids to lose interest.  It was 500 (BILLION) (Trump Voice) times better than watching an hour and a half of Blippy.  Blippy, I really, really DISLIKE you.    

All in all, I highly recommend sitting down and watching this with the kids.  It's enjoyable for everyone and re-watchable.  You can see the Paw Patrol movie at the theatres, but you can also stream this on Paramount Plus.    

Side note, streaming movies at home and making microwave popcorn that’s like .30 cents a bag, is a COMPLETE game changer.  If there was one positive thing that came from Covid and lockdowns, it is hands down being able to stream theatre movies at home.  

"If you are ever in trouble, just yelp for help" (Can America do that right now?) 

 Dad’s Rating: B+ 

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