Since Ally is such a big penguin fan, there is no way we could miss watching “Mr Popper’s Penguins”. I’m not a huge Jim Carey fan and I can honestly say that after this movie, neither is Ally. Luckily Grandma offered to babysit Max, he would have been bored 10 minutes into the movie.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that the movie was bad, but for a penguin obsessed four year old, all she wanted to see were the penguins which didn’t appear till about 1/2 hour in the movie.
We watched the earliest screening since from previous experience it seems to be the least popular time and that means it isn’t so bad when Ally starts asking questions throughout the movie.
Without giving too much of the plot away, I think that older children might appreciate the movie more. The two boys next to us who were about 7 and 9 loved it. The penguins really were the stars of the show but halfway through the movie Ally’s attention was already wavering. It was wholesome family entertainment , a nice way to spend 95 minutes.