Journey Metropolis’s fluffiest heroes return in “Paw Patrol: The Mighty Film,” the second movie tie-in to the favored Canadian TV present.
This time the gang faces a brand-new villain, Victoria Vance, a.okay.a. Vee (voiced by Taraji P. Henson), who sends a harmful meteor towards Earth in an effort to show herself as a good scientist. The Paw Patrol efficiently saves Journey Metropolis from catastrophe, however they quickly uncover that publicity to the meteor and its magical crystals has given every of the pups distinctive superpowers: lightning-fast velocity, tremendous energy, and so forth. It is a explicit boon to Skye (Mckenna Grace), the youngest member of the group, who’s struggling to slot in because the runt of the litter.
A lot of the cartoon motion and canine wisecracking discovered within the TV present — and “Paw Patrol: The Film,” from 2021 — is rehashed right here. It isn’t lengthy earlier than Vee joins forces with (former) Mayor Humdinger (Ron Pardo), the mustache-twirling, cat-loving villain from the primary movie, whose grand plan of stealing the crystals from the Paw Patrol results in all types of antics. There’s even a cameo from Delores, the earlier movie’s self-absorbed poodle character, voiced by Kim Kardashian.
Directed by Cal Brunker, who additionally helmed the primary installment, the movie has no disgrace in being formulaic in plot or execution. Skye’s zero-to-hero plot arc is predictable as they arrive, although it’s straightforward to see why youthful audiences could discover it relatable. The animation is cute, however there are noticeable moments the place corners have been reduce and characters or objects slide awkwardly throughout the display.
Nonetheless, for those who can think about your kiddo having fun with an animated car-chase scene that includes puppies and kittens, set to Icona Pop’s “I Love It,” they’ll in all probability be thrilled with “The Mighty Film.”
Paw Patrol: The Mighty Film
Rated PG. Operating time: 1 hour 32 minutes. In theaters.