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Rock Dog Movie Review and Activity Sheets

Rock Dog, a new family fun, animated feature film opening in theaters February 24th. It's action packed with fun music, good laughs and a few surprises. Rock Dog is a good movie for all ages. The characters are entertaining, the story is sweet, the villains aren't too scary and there were even a few tunes that brought me back a few years. It's just a good time at the movies with the kids.

 

Rock Dog Movie Review and Activity Sheets

Rock Dog is a great movie for the whole family. It's a bit of a “coming of age” story along with a father/son dynamic. Dad has his view and the son needs to learn to go his own path. It's not too predictable, the characters are likable and I enjoyed the brightly colored art. There's a good, classic storyline; follow your passion. I also found that there were plenty of messages of teamwork, be persistent, help out and be kind. I do like a good, message packed movie when the kids are there. I watched with both my 9 year old and my 14 year old, everyone enjoyed the show.

About the film: Rock Dog

Summit Premiere presents, a Huayi Brothers Media Corp. and Mandoo Pictures production, in association with Huayi Tencent Entertainment Company, Eracme Entertainment, and Dream Factory Group.

For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of woolmaking sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Lewis Black) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (J.K. Simmons) forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa’s son Bodi (Luke Wilson) discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, 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), 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.

The characters are so approachable. I would have loved to be friends with Bodi (Luke Wilson) as a kid, he's willing to try new things and not afraid of failure. I also am a big fan of the sheep – many laughs were had thanks to these not-so fluff-balls.

As someone who loves seeing an opportunity to inspire others to try new things, explore their creativity, and keep learning… this movie follows that same train of thought. “Never give up”, couldn't be any better advice.

Rock Dog opened in theaters February 24, 2017.
Grab your family and go, it's a fun film you and the kids will enjoy!
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Check out the trailer for Rock Dog:


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