Ryder and the pups are called to Adventure City to stop Mayor Humdinger from turning the bustling metropolis into a state of chaos.Ryder and the pups are called to Adventure City to stop Mayor Humdinger from turning the bustling metropolis into a state of chaos.Ryder and the pups are called to Adventure City to stop Mayor Humdinger from turning the bustling metropolis into a state of chaos.
The story starts off in the familiar Adventure Bay and we are re-introduced to the characters with a typical rescue from Rider and his team of mighty pups. Then the narrative whisks us off to Adventure City where Mayor Humdinger is up to his naughty tricks once more and its up to the Paw Patrol to save the day again.
Its exciting from start to finish and the story is surprisingly good considering its source material. Chase takes centre stage with strong character development that delves in to his origin story and tells you how he became part of Riders rescue team of puppies. The only downside really that I can think of is that we didn't see enough of some of the other pups. It was too focused on Chase who I think is the dullest of the crew but it can be argued this was the point of his story. Rubble brings some comic relief from time to time but nowhere near enough and the likes of Rocky and Zuma are nothing more than background extras. Without giving anything anyway the squad also meet a new pup who serves as a guide to Adventure City and gets second billing after Chase.
The graphics and direction is superb and nothing less than what you would expect from a summer blockbuster animation movie. All of the team get brand spanking new costumes and vehicles and are showcased in the action brilliantly. My 4 year old little girl who is a big fan of the franchise already, loved every moment of it - laughing and clapping throughout and shrieked with glee on more than a few occasions. It even managed to pull on her heart strings and there was a moment i swear I heard a sniffle. By the end she was dancing on the floor in front of us and wanted to stay and watch it again when the credits rolled up.
This movie is an absolute blast and the Paw Patrol certainly are on a roll with this one.
- Aug 15, 2021