Watched Apr 09, 2012
Karl von Randow’s review:
A Boy and His Dog is #1 on my list of deadpan talking dog films. OMG, that dog is fucking funny (if a little misogynistic). When it starts with the headline "WORLD WAR IV LASTED FIVE MINUTES", and the narrator starts talking about World War 3… let's just say you're positive someone had a really bad day at the office.
As science fiction this film does not disappoint. It doesn't try to explain anything. There’s no foreshadowing or agenda. Even the dog forcing Vic to memorise history (including reciting the American presidents) doesn’t have any pay-off — although there was some political commentary there which I couldn’t quite put my finger on.
Basically, it’s all about the dog. No matter what the credits say; this was clearly the early work of the voice actor who played KITT. Or if it’s really not him (’cause I would have changed my name too) then Larson had better credit A Boy and His Dog somewhere. I’m now rewatching Battlestar Galactica to see what I can dig up.
Be sure to read some of the other reviews, and just make sure you stick it out to the end. Even when it seems like you’ve missed some major plot point about a mime convention… Come for the best test-tube scene ever and stay to the end.