Movies in Review: “Rock Dog”

rock_dog_2016_teaser_posterThere was little to no marketing for this animated flick. I came across its theatrical poster months ago, and it didn’t really capture my attention as most posters do ~shrug. I stumbled upon its weekend release date when I was searching for new releases that I needed to see, and this one was on the new release list. I think I honestly would have passed on this film if I didn’t have a kid. The reviews weren’t favorable, and the trailer didn’t capture me much, but my kid loves the movie, so any animated film will get my money at this time. I wasn’t expecting much from this movie, but from the poor reviews, I was just hoping my kid wouldn’t be bored to death.


This movie was way better than I had anticipated it to be, especially for my kid, who is 4. I’ve never seen my son so active in a movie. He was excited about the film, often standing up, dancing, or letting me know what was happening…because I had fallen asleep here and there…lol…ijs. I can see why the ratings for it have been mediocre. This animation isn’t enough to keep someone like myself as interested as it did my son. I thought the film was cute, had some fun characters, but was nothing exceptional. Basically this one is strictly for the younger crowd, and anyone older than 5 might not enjoy it as much as the younger ones ~shrugs.


I can’t say that I disliked the film, I thought it was cute. The best part about the movie was watching my son get into it, and clap at the end when the credits rolled (something I don’t often see him do). When we got home he was able to tell me what he liked and disliked about the film and we were singing the finale song which dancing out of the theater…good times. So although the film wasn’t good enough to appease my adult entertainment appetite, the joy it gave my son is enough for me to give it a B!


About tajgreenemoviesinreview

I am creative by nature, and analytical by design. My escape from the riff raff of everyday life is a great movie. I do not title myself as a movie critic. I am a part of the viewing audience simple and plain. I started this blog to give a real life review of films, as an avid movie goer. Movies are expensive, and not always worth the money. I hope my reviews help you in your descision.
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