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Cats & Dogs
Things Are Gonna Get Hairy!
When a professor develops a vaccine that eliminates human allergies to dogs, he unwittingly upsets the fragile balance of power between cats and dogs and touches off an epic battle for pet supremacy. The fur flies as the feline faction, led by Mr. Tinkles, squares off against wide-eyed puppy Lou and his canine cohorts.
I was mildly amused by this if I recall, but it was still too juvenile and stupid for my tastes.
I CANT BELIEVE JEFF GOLDBLUM IS IN THIS
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
- It's not talking animals (Babe)
- It's not the family-oriented nature (Babe again)
- It's not the concept of creating comedy with exaggerated CGI (The Mask)
- It's not the Matrix spoof
It's the HORRIBLE execution!
I only give this film one star because Mr. Tinkles is the most well thought out and terrifying villains in the past 20 years.
After seeing a preview for Cats and Dogs a month or so ago, I was anticipating this movie more than most this summer. The movie looked to be an action packed spy movie with talking animals to boot. Opening the same weekend as Scary Movie 2, I knew that it would bring in the family audience, and I also expected it to be the better of the two in quality.
Cats and Dogs takes place in a quiet town where Professor Brody(Jeff Goldblum) lives with his family. He is attempting to find a cure for canine allergies. He has been trying to come up with this formula for some time. His son’s dog has just runaway a month ago, so…
First off, why all the hate against cats!!! Second, not as funny as I'd remembered it. Too silly for my tastes, but a tip of my hat to Sean Hayes, voicing Mr. Tinkles. There where a few chuckles with his vocal performance but overall felt like a day's worth of choirs. Thankfully, it'll be like a weird dream with very second that ticks more and more will be forgotten.
Forgettable and silly, it doesn't hold up well.
Wären in “Cats & Dogs” die Computereffekte nicht so schlecht und die Animatronics nicht sofort als solche zu erkennen, dann wäre “Cats & Dogs” gleich ein besserer Film. Die Geschichte selbst ist nämlich ganz lustig und auch die Tiere kommen sympathisch rüber.
Nun gut, die Dialoge des Film sind auch nicht gerade auf wirklich anspruchsvollem Niveau, aber die Idee den ewigen Kampf zwischen Hunde und Katzen auf die Leinwand zu bringen ist wirklich witzig. Und vor allem der Beagle Lou versprüht diesen “oh ist der süß” Faktor.
Mit Baujahr ’78 bin ich vermutlich nicht mehr ganz die Zielgruppe des Films und auch die Computertechnik hat sich seit Release im Jahr 2001 deutlich weiterentwickelt und so kann unter dem Strich festgehalten werden, dass…
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