Review: Paws of Fur – The Legend of Hank

Title: Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank
MPAA Rating: PG
Directors: Chris Bailey, Mark Koetsier, Rob Minkoff
Starring: Michael Cera, Samuel L. Jackson, Ricky Gervais
Runtime: 1 hr 38 mins

What It Is: Hank (Cera), is a a lovable dog who’s always dreamed of being a samurai. With this is mind he sets out to make it happen. With the help of Jimbo (Jackson) there’s a chance he this bad luck pup might be able to help a town full of cats and save them from the villainous feline Ika Chu (Gervais). Even if the town itself doesn’t exactly see the canine as a viable savior.

What We Think: Dude I thought this movie was going to be pretty sweet. Like at first it seemed like it might even have been a Hong Kong Phooey movie, which probably would’ve been better. What I got was an utterly disappointing animated feature. One I can’t even call run of the mill because it’s so bad. It’s not well animated and it’s quite bland to look at. That’s a death knell for any animated feature. On top of that I felt like I wanted to take a nap sometimes around the twenty minute mark. That probably would’ve been a better use of my time.

Our Grade: D-, Do your children a favor…save them from this catastrophe. Your children deserve better, you deserve better. There are so many various children’s films you could show your little ones. This is devoid of anything. Comedy, intrigue, fun. I look at this and I’m dying to try and figure out why this was made because it didn’t even really perform at the box office. Which begs an even bigger question. What is the purpose of a film like this. Frankly speaking this just doesn’t make sense to me. Don’t watch this. At all. Period.