Thursday, 28 August 2014

Old Dogs Review












Old Dogs


Release Date: 26th December 2009 - Australia


Production Companies
Walt Disney Pictures (presents)
Tapestry Films

Distribution
Walt Disney Studios Motion 
Pictures Australia


Genre: Comedy

Rating: PG

Runtime: 85 minutes


Budget: $35,000,000 

Box Office Gross: $96,753,696 
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
Two best friends have their 
lives turned upside down 
when they're unexpectedly 
charged with the care of 
seven-year-old twins while 
on the verge of a business 
deal of their lives. The 
clueless bachelors stumble 
in their efforts to take care 
of the children, leading one 
debacle after another, with a 
gorilla and some pecking 
penguins - and perhaps to a 
newfound understanding of 
what's really important in 
life.


Cast
Robin Williams - Chuck Reed
John Travolta - Dan Rayburn 
Ella Bleu Travolta - Emily Greer
Conner Rayburn - Zach Greer
Kelly Preston - Vicki Greer
Seth Green - Craig White
Bernie Mac - Jimmy Lunchbox 
Matt Dillon - Troop Leader 
Barry

Crew
Director - Walt Becker
Writers - David Diamond and 
David Weeson
Producers - Peter Abrams, 
Robert L. Levy and Andrew 
Panay
Cinematography - Jeffrey L. 
Kimball
Film Editors - Ryan Folsey 
and Tom Lewis
Music Supervisor - Dave Jordan
Music - John Debney


Review
Several days back, I was conflicted with the choice of which Robin Williams feature to watch, either one of his recent films or golden oldies. I decided upon OLD DOGS because I had seen it but not seen it in a long time and this is the one where he co-starred with John Travolta aka Johnny T. I felt that the comedy consisted of fewer bad jokes of toilet and frightening humour. Feeling good is the movie that has some fun, especially at each scene I get a good laugh at Seth Green of what happens to him. Green has never been in a family-oriented comedy with these two legends. Williams and Travolta were great for being the comical duo, but somehow what the movie lacks is of a perfect wit and balance to the script. 

Firstly I made things straight with watching the entirety of OLD DOGS, it's not as bad as the one Travolta had produced and starred in you say the unholy sci-fi grandeur of BATTLEFIELD EARTH (click here). This movie is somewhat average to fans of the two lead actors who expect a better standard of film for their dollar.

Star rating: (5/10) Average


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