Rock Dog

Jun. 28th, 2017 05:54 am
moonhare: (little bear)
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Got Rock Dog through the Library yesterday: I vaguely remember this movie mentioned who-knows-where but had forgotten it until seeing another patron received one via ILL. Regardless of the usual critical, whiny reviews, this was a fun little flick! You can get the background from the iMDb link though it will contain spoilers. I had absolutely no idea what the movie was about  beforehand other than it had a furry cast. Bodi (the rock dog) was fantastic on so many levels, and I would have liked to have seen them develop Dharma's (vixen) character.

I recognized only one critter's voice from the movie, that of Fleetwood Yak, and waited until I finished with it before checking it out (be sure to watch the 'behind the mic' special feature).

Have a most misleading trailer! It contains the signature song of the movie (crank it up!) and the usual composite of disjointed scenes (like all music videos).

And apparently this is loosely, very loosely, based on a book. Did I say loosely? I only say that because of the book review's synopsis. Neither the Library, nor Amazon, have this item.

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Date: 2017-08-02 10:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] whitetail
LOVED this. I wasn't expecting it to be even near this good. Bodi is simply adorable. About as likable and sympathetic a protagonist as could possibly be imagined. A wonderful furry ambassador!

That said, there were some political undertones that I couldn't help noticing. Considering it was a Chinese film, I was troubled by its depiction of Tibetans as pliant simpleton country-bumpkin sheep unable to care for themselves, who obviously could not survive without a powerful and domineering leader. And the wolves stereotyped as devious yet inept, almost Amos 'n' Andy-like black caricatures, complete with Deep South accents. My, my, my.

Anyway, all that aside, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and have already watched it four times just since yesterday. Right up there with Sing!

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