ROCK DOG – Rated PG

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ROCK DOG – Rated PG – 1 hr. 20 mins.

“Chase your dreams, watch your tail”

Starring the voices of Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, JK Simmons, Matt Dillon, Sam Elliott and many, many more!

Taking what he learned working in the animation department at Disney/Pixar with TOY STORY & TOY STORY 2 back to the big screen – Writer and Director Ash Brannon animates an adorable dog to explain to us how important it is to always follow your passion in life, no matter what the cost…THIS IS ROCK DOG!

As we meet Bodi (Luke Wilson), he is longing to have music in his life, when lucky for him; a radio arrives, tumbling from the sky.

When Bodi experiences the ultra sonic tunes of Rock Star Legend Angus (Eddie Izzard)…all he knows is that he must leave his Tibetan home in search out this musical genius.

Once our wanna-be-musician arrives in the big city, lucky for him a sequence of orchestrated events leads him straight to the one, the only, Angus.

Wanting to learn as much as he can from THE MASTER, Bodi finds that maybe all the hoopla surrounding this musical genius is just that…as he contemplates the harsh reality that he might have been better off staying at home with his sheepish friends, and of course, his good ol’ dad Khampa (JK Simmons) too…

I give ROCK DOG a rating of wait and catch this film on DVD: As my 6 year old niece Kennadie was super pumped to catch this film with me, I was hoping that we were about to view something pretty awesome, but sadly, that just wasn’t in the cards. Even though the premise of this film is cute, and ALL of the voices throughout are perfectly cast, the animation this time around is just average, along with it’s storyline. I was even hoping for the some awesome music to end up playing throughout as our lead character learns to make some magic from within, but even that didn’t happen, making the title ROCK DOG, a little far fetching as well.  Kennadie shared with me that she liked it…but even with it only being 1 hr. and 20 mins. long, she was asking when it was going to be over, before it was all said and done.  So, we both thought it was okay…but is this film worth dropping the $$$ to take the whole family to see it at the theater? NO WAY…which is why I am suggesting you wait until ROCK DOG hits on DVD in just a few short weeks, and then your family can experience this average animated film in the comfort of your very own home, without having broke the bank to see it at the theater, for no reason at all.

Kathy Kaiser