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    January 24, 2010

    MOVIE REVIEW: OLD DOGS

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    OLD DOGS (English / PG 13)
    Genre: Comedy
    Release Date: 07 January 2010
    Distributor: Buena Vista
    Running Time: 87 mins.
    Director: Walt Becker
    Producers: Andrew Panny, Peter Abrams, Robert Levy
    Writer: David Diamond, David Weissman
    Casts: John Travolta, Robin Williams, Kelly Preston, Seth Green, Lori Loughlin, Matt Dillon
    Plot: Two best friends - one unlucky-in-love divorcee (Robin Williams) and the other a fun-loving bachelor (John Travolta) - have their lives turned upside down when they're unexpectedly charged with the care of six-year-old twins while on the verge of the biggest business deal of their lives. The not-so-kid-savvy bachelors stumble in their efforts to take care of the twins (newcomers Ella Bleu Travolta and Conner Rayburn), leading to one debacle after another, and perhaps to a new-found understanding of what's really important in life.



    THE VERDICT


    Old Dogs is a weird comedy that never cracked-out. The peoples behind Wild Hogs created another film with an adjective word in front to accompany an animal creature. Wild Hogs then, Old Dogs now and what's next. Because of that, it will be fair to compare between those two since both plays as a brainless entertainment that sucked down your intelligence.


    Old Dogs is a movie that deals this two best friends dealing their mid-life crisis with different problems and attitudes. One is a flamboyant womanizer that has difficulty to hang on one relationship, the other is a business-oriented whom is also unlucky in love. However, things got a little upside down when they are unexpectedly charged with a 7-year-old twins while their ambitions to expand their business are on the tip of iceberg.

    The story is funny but ultimately brainless. It is not disputed that Old Dogs is highly entertaining as well, while retaining some crude humors about family. It is still notably amazing that these two waning stars of Robin Williams and John Travolta still have some magical tricks to put a smile on the film. In fact, I think that the only good thing about this movie is that both tries very hard to leave a mark on you and in fact they did. I think watching this movie is never complete with big laughs.

    There is not a clear path of theme displayed here. No thanks to its poor writing, a 87 minute movie has too much subplots to be cramped and followed. Indeed they make a decent amount share of time to advocate everything that they have thrown in, but when the script is just badly written, idiot and the smoothing flowable tune is lost, the watching experience can be difficult. Again, the story is predictable and almost as witless as it can be. The family friendly attempt is severely stained with hammy juvenile jokes that may result that some scenes are actually inappropriate for kids. So, the whole story is a total mess and even bear poop looks better.

    Acting wise, the legends did some great job. Been funny and brainless, it is very easy not to forgive the two old dogs' performances in this flick. I mean, they are great actors but they did nothing to make the movie a more pleasing to watch. Perhaps, Seth Green is almost as annoying as his virtually high-pitched scream over gorillas although you may still his sarcasm still running around. The cameos in the form of Matt Dillon, Justin Long and Dax Shepard are amazingly funny.

    If you want more brainless comedy, this is one for you. If you want to cheat your kids to watch this family-comedy, you are certainly most welcomed to do so. Otherwise, if your job is as a movie critics, then you should stayed away from this movie.




    THE RATING:
    Story - 1.5 stars
    Casts - 3.0 stars
    Cinematography - 2.0 stars
    Effects - 2.0 stars
    OVERALL - 2.0 stars
    GREEN-TEA-O-METER: 8.4


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    2 comments:

    1. Robin makes any movie exceptional!

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    2. This movie seems good, I'll watch it

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