Well, some doofus decided to do an underdog film. And wouldn’t ya know it, they do it as a live action movie! How about just make another Benji move with him as Underdog, makes about as much @^#*$(% sense!
I remember seeing the Underdog TV series back when it was fist syndicated in the 70’s, I wasn’t born yet when it first aired, and this was back when he still took the Underdog Super Energy Vitamin Pill, before the syndicators edited those scenes out. It made fun of superhero shows and comics, and I liked it. He spoke in rhyme, caused unbelievable collateral damage, and was very aloof about it all. It was beautiful!
Now, they’ve made it a real dog, with computer enhancement, changed by an accident in Dr. Barsinister’s lab. So, we don’t get the humerous anthropomorphic cartoon dog, destroying phone booths when he changes costume, having to take his super pills to keep going, and talking in rhyme? We get a beagle version of Benji, trying to be “humerous” with 3rd grade humor, who befriends a little boy. Goddess, why don’t they just give the little boy cancer or something terminal so we can feel sad for him?
According to wiki, and IMDB, it is rated PG for “rude humor, mild language and action.” Great, so we aren’t getting a kid-friendly movie that the little ones (sub 10) can go to, nor something that kids over 10 would even want to watch.
Thank you Spyglass Entertainment, Classic Media, and Walt Disney Pictures for this complete crap-fest.
(I think I did a good job of editing out all of the bad language that the first draft had)
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