Title: Rock Dog
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Ash Brannon
Starring: Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, Mae Whitman
Runtime: 1 hr 30 mins
What It Is: After his father is bestowed upon as the hero to the sheep. Bodi the Mastiff is forced to give up his passion for playing music. Bodi (Wilson) will have to leave home in order to chase this unthinkable dream.With a little help from some new friends like Angus (Izzard) and Darma (Whitman) and a radio that has fallen from the sky he very well may become the rock n roll star he wants to be.
What We Think: So it isn’t very good but the animation is decent enough. Bodi is kind of charming if not idiotic as our protagonist. It’s wolves and sheep dynamic is classic storybook but instead of something with that theme we got this. I appreciated the appearance or shall I say usage of songs by Foo Fighters, Radiohead, and Beck on the soundtrack but when all anyone remembers is how good “Learn to Fly” is your movie doesn’t have much going for it. Shout out to Eddie Izzard I thought his character Angus was a pretty cool cat, literally. On that note, it’s a really poor script. Gotta spend some money on that next time, guys!
Our Grade: D+, It is harmless and unmemorable. There’s really no need to go out of your way as an adult to watch this. It aims for the youngest of audiences and hits that out of the park pretty well with the flat jokes. You can skip this unless you need a film to keep your children distracted for long enough for you to take a nap. For at least an hour or so. With something like this, it may be another ten years before Ash Brannon directs again and odds are it won’t be a sequel to this!