Knowing he ain’t half as funny as what 8 year olds have been mind tricked into thinking he is, and knowing he’ll be a VP of Disney in a couple of years – if he already isn’t – watching Tim Allen’s film just, well, makes you feel kinda dirty. In fact, watching any Allen film feels wrong. I mean, he’s always the same; he never brings much to the table and admit it, all his films are half-cooked redo’s of earlier, better films
“The Shaggy Dog”
Director: Brian Robbins
Starring: Tim Allen, Robert Downey Jr, Kristin Davis, Spencer Breslin, Danny Glover
Knowing he ain’t half as funny as what 8 year olds have been mind tricked into thinking he is, and knowing he’ll be a VP of Disney in a couple of years – if he already isn’t – watching Tim Allen’s film just, well, makes you feel kinda dirty. In fact, watching any Allen film feels wrong. I mean, he’s always the same; he never brings much to the table and admit it, all his films are half-cooked redo’s of earlier, better films.
“Shaggy Dog” is no exception – it’s a contemporary retool of the ol’ Fred MacMurray comedy about a wannabe D.A that inadvertently turns into a sheepdog at the most inopportune of times, that although tolerable and apologetically entertaining in parts, is just another example of just how dark corporates crap. From wasting good A-listers – my god, what is Robert Downey Jr doing in this!! – because well, Disney have the money to do so, to pushing kids buttons with ‘middle-aged man grows tail’ jokes, it really is quite a sad affair. But again, your little one probably won’t mind…. Nor notice that Allen is actually having forty winks in some of his scenes.
Extras include deleted scenes, a music video & bloopers.
Reviewer : Clint Morris
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.