View Poll Results: What did you think of Walt Disney Pictures' "The Shaggy Dog" starring Tim Allen?

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    Walt Disney's "The Shaggy Dog" MC reviews

    I'm going to see it tonight and will post thoughts tomorrow. Anyone else seen it yet?
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    Re: Walt Disney's "The Shaggy Dog" MC reviews

    Let me know what you think...going on Saturday to see it at the El Capitan.
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    Re: Walt Disney's "The Shaggy Dog" MC reviews

    Well here's what one of the industry trade papers has to say:

    March 06, 2006
    The Hollywood Reporter
    The Shaggy Dog
    By Luke Sader

    Bottom line: Updated remake of Disney favorite is no dog.
    If Queen Latifah can step into Alec Guinness' "Last Holiday" and Steve Martin can go from "Father of the Bride" to "Cheaper by the Dozen" to "The Pink Panther" remakes, why shouldn't producer-actor Tim Allen take a romp as "The Shaggy Dog"? Director Brian Robbins, a young veteran of teen and family fare, and five writers have turned out a fast-moving Walt Disney Co. comedy that manages to sail past many of the cliches usually found in this genre while throwing together a wild story line more apt for a new millennium. Business could be brisk for the tweener crowd. DVD sales and rental figures look to be strong.
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr..._id=1002116328

    I would have to agree with most of the full review. There is a genuinely sweet air about the film that carries over from the original films, with smart modern-day elements. Plus there is strange warmth in seeing everyone from former SNL 'Not Ready For Prime-Time Player' Jane Curtin, "Lethal Weapon" series star Danny Glover and especially Academy Award nominee Robert Downey Jr. in a Walt Disney Picture release such as this.
    Tim Allen has extended his studio lifetime achievements' standing here as star and producer, he radiates a wonderful come-along-for-a-fun-ride glow throughout the film (or it's the spray-on tan, not sure...) And yes, he rewards us all with the inevitable Buzz Lightyear sight gag.
    The screening tonight was filled with kids of all ages, they laughed alot and often. And many will be back in theatres this weekend when the film opens nationwide March 10th.

    P.S. almost forgot - Craig "Kilby" Kilborn ("Old School" and the upcoming "Benchwarmers") is also in the film, doing what he does best. Smarm baby!
    Last edited by ALIASd; 03-08-2006 at 11:21 PM.
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    Re: Walt Disney's "The Shaggy Dog" MC reviews

    Thanks, looking forward to seeing it.......I guess we get the "real" dog at the El Capitan, should be fun!
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    Re: Walt Disney's "The Shaggy Dog" MC reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy999
    Thanks, looking forward to seeing it.......I guess we get the "real" dog at the El Capitan, should be fun!
    You'll all have a great time I'm sure, as you know The El Capitan Theatre is one of the truly great American movie palaces. No pets though okay?!
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    Re: Walt Disney's "The Shaggy Dog" MC reviews

    You mean I can't bring the cats?
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    Re: Walt Disney's "The Shaggy Dog" MC reviews

    VARIETY didn't give the film a favorable review:

    "Tthe latest mutation of a franchise that Disney probably should have had spayed or neutered years ago."

    -- Justin Chang, VARIETY
    but then again neither did a few other critics:

    "PETA members may take to The Shaggy Dog. Everyone else over the age of 10, however, will likely prefer a night of sniffing butts to this latest Tim Allen stinker."

    -- Nicholas Schager, SLANT MAGAZINE
    "The Shaggy Dog may contain the single most disturbing image in recent years: Tim Allen licking Kristin Davis' face."

    -- Scott Tobias, ONION AV CLUB
    Until more good reviews come in, I may just wait til DVD for this one.

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    Re: Walt Disney's "The Shaggy Dog" MC reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Minion
    VARIETY didn't give the film a favorable review:



    but then again neither did a few other critics:





    Until more good reviews come in, I may just wait til DVD for this one.
    Thanks, can't believe I missed those other illustrious and colorful outlets...
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