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What it's about:

A clumsy police dog, Shoeshine (voiced by Jason Lee), is genetically altered by the evil Dr. Simon Barsinister (Peter Dinklage) and gains superpowers in a laboratory accident. After Shoeshine escapes, he's adopted by 12-year-old Jack (Alex Neuberger) who soon discovers his new best friend has an alter-ego.

What we thought of it:

Based on the popular 1960s and 1970s television cartoon series, Underdog remains somewhat true to its origins – the villainous mad scientist and his assistant, the damsel in distress Sweet Polly Purebred, and the rhyming catch phrases. But to get through the movie relatively unscathed, you'll need to lower your viewing standards significantly.

Eight-year-olds who are easily amused by corny one-liners, cute doggy tricks and rhyming couplets will love it. If not, the dumbed-down wisecracks, formulaic plot twists and dull CGI will bore you to death.

The only performance worth mentioning is that of Peter Dinklage, whose sinister Dr. Barsinister brings energy to an otherwise lifeless group of actors.

- Megan Kakora
Mmm, a talking dog with super human powers? Well, it could be worse I suppose…

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Go dog It's a children's movie. For children. With childrens' humour.

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