Saturday, June 26, 2010

Netflix'd: Old Dogs

Old Dogs is one of those movies that you watch because the trailer says "From the makers of ".  In this case, the same team behind Wild Hogs, is back with more old men urban drama in Old Dogs.

Robin Williams and John Travolta star in a movie that feels about 50% complete.  There are some great comedy moments in the movie: the weekend spent camping, child safing the apartment, and the tanning booth.  However, these moments are either too short or jaggedly out of place within the larger narrative.  The entire movie awkwardly jumps around before arriving at a predictable conclusion.

I liked the movie as a family popcorn comedy, but had this not been a Netflix delivery, I would have felt very cheated for the money I would have spent to see it.