Do dogs a favor. If you love them, or if you love the comic strip, read "Marmaduke" or hang out with a real dog. Unless you're an 8-year-old, or the parent of one who has no other movie option, you'll find nothing redeeming about this doggie do. I know I'm not the target demo for this kiddie flick, but kids deserve better, too. When a movie starts and ends on a fart joke, and is filled in between with knee-slappers like "who let the dogs out?" and "I'd be a boneillionaire," you know your IQ level's about to be lowered. But it's Marmaduke, right? Ok, cool. It still blows.
For those who must know, the movie's about Marmaduke and company making the move from Kansas to the O.C. (as in "The O.C." like the TV show - referenced here two too many times). Dad works for an organic dog food company trying to pitch their product to PetCo. One of their grand ideas: let's put Marmaduke on a surf board! That'll be awesome! Or not.
It's basically downhill from there. Some of the kids around me jigged along with the dancing dogs in the end credits, but just as many looked bored out of their minds. The only bright spot for moi was checking into FourSquare during the movie and seeing that I could potentially become the Mayor of the Loews promenade theater. Advice to dog movie lovers - rent The Incredible Journey or Milo & Otis or even Beverly Hills Chihuahua instead. They've all got paws up on this puppy.
Seen this and loved it? Think I'm barking up the wrong tree? Let me know in the comments below. I actually do love dogs, and have some favorite dog movies - the aforementioned Incredible Journey being number one, the animated Fox and the Hound, Best in Show for older kids...what about you? What are some more worthy doggie movies to see instead (or beyond if you liked it) Marmaduke?
I could not possibly express the inexplicable hate I had toward this movie. It was boring and crude, and doesn't deserve to be watched in public.
The original Lassie. Always gets me.
never mind that responce above. thanku
i would love 2 c this movie because iv heard this movie is a great movie 4 kids. excuse me im typing in I.M my family has been wanting 2 go c the movie now that school's out and it's finally SUMMER BREAK!!!
I liked Bolt. It might not be 'Pixar' worthy, but it's entertaining and moving and a good movie for families.
The rather underrated Bolt had some bright spots as well, but is far from the best dog movie of all time.
well personally besides lady and the tramp and the Fox and the Hound, i really liked Hachiko, its sad but i loved it
hey, maybe it would have been less painful if "Marmaduke" had a doggie wipe-out while surfing - and died in the end like the pup in Owen Wilson's "Marley and Me"
Another good dog movie is My Dog Skip. If you hated Marmaduke, don't worry. There's always Cats & Dogs 2.
As a kid, the Fox and the Hound was my favorite doggy film. Best in Show is such a crack up now. I'll watch it anytime it shows up on TV on a Sunday afternoon. There's always Old Yeller, but that's a movie I could only watch once. People loved that Marley and Me movie, but that dumb annoying dog made me even more of a cat person. ;)
Don't envy you that Marmaduke showing. A couple additional quality doggie movies would be Homeward Bound and Turner & Hooch.
I haven't seen Marmaduke, but I would recommend either White Fang or Lady & the Tramp as other worthy doggie movies.
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