New to DVD this Autumn is 2016 adventure/music film Rock Dog.
For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life has a simple riff; Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Lewis Black; Inside Out, The Aristocrats) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (J.K Simmons; Whiplash, Spider-Man) forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa’s son Bodi (Luke Wilson; Legally Blonde, Charlie’s Angels) discovers a radio dropped by a passing aeroplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock’n’roll star. Yet that means defying his father’s wishes, heading to the city and locating the legendary – and reclusive – musician Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard; Cars 2, Valkyrie), who needs to write a new song and fast.
If Bodi can put a band together, help Angus with his song, and defeat the wolves’ plot to take Snow Mountain, his life will be in tune. Bodi will become what he’s always dreamed of being: More than a dog…more than a rock god… he’ll be a ROCK DOG!
What we thought
On a cold and windy Autumn Sunday afternoon, we sat down to watch this DVD ahead of it’s release date on 16th October. It wasn’t a film that any of us had heard of before so had no preconceptions about what we were about to watch.
The Beans all loved Bodi, they are all musically minded themselves so I think they felt a kinship with him and his need to listen to and play music. They all liked Bodi immediately and they wanted to see him leave Snow Mountain and succeed as a musician.
We all felt the film was targeted well for young families, there was enough humour for the little ones to love (like when Bodi finally makes it to Scattergood’s front door) but with bits of adult humour thrown in to keep them amused too.
Eddie Izzard as Angus Scattergood
Angus Scattergood is annoyingly likeable, in the beginning we didn’t want to like him because he was mean to Bodi but as the film progresses the whole family was cheering him on. We loved his red nails too, a great nod to Eddie.
This was a nice easy film to watch on a cold, dark day. You didn’t have to think about it too hard, the comedy was enough to keep the children entertained and there was music, what’s not to love.
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