Friday, August 15, 2008
Snow Buddies Movie Review
What movies are worth watching, is a difficult question to answer, and varies for each family.
A couple weeks ago, I watched a movie that is rated PG. It was about puppies. Air Bud’s puppies, to be exact. Yet I would recommend this movie to no one. Why? Let me give you my review of “Snow Buddies”…
For a brief overview of the plot, this movie is about Air Bud’s puppies, which live in different homes, yet all in the same town. At a specific time each day, they gather together to play. Because of Budderball, the puppy that loves to eat, they end up on an ice cream truck that is airlifted and dropped in Alaska. Interesting way to end up in Alaska, isn’t it? They meet a husky puppy and they end up helping him and his boy. Like many movies before this one, the plot centers around a child who has a dream to do something that his parents won’t allow, with the air buddies being the perfect answer to the dilemma.
My concern with this movie is not the cheating “villain” during the dog-sled race, but that the young boy (Adam) disobeys his dad’s specific command to not to participate in the dog-sled race. Adam sneaks and pays for the race, trains “his” puppies, and in the end wins the race. What happens then? The dad admits HE was wrong by not allowing him to race. Excuse me, but what’s wrong with this picture? Where’s the consequence for disobedience? Why could they not have structured the plot where the Adam obeys and it becomes a blessing for him? Well they obviously could not because everything in Hollywood’s movies—their worldview, their plots, everything is built upon the wrong foundation, which leads to movies with wrong morals, and the list could go on.
Some other negatives about the movie? Well, there is immodesty, as they show one of the puppies in the beginning teaching a yoga class. The spirituality of this puppy, know as Buddha, is also strange, as would be expected from a pup named “Buddha”. He encourages the puppies in “spiritual” things. (I don’t remember specifics, but it was weird!) The jokes were not funny in my opinion, because they were inappropriate, mostly centered around “potty humor”. A little name calling is interjected (mainly by the bad guy). Ultimately, the plot is similar to many other movies. What ever happened to original plots?
Every family is different in choosing what their children can and cannot watch. However, I hope that you can get a glimpse from my review into the flawed morals and really pitifully done plot so that it will steer you away from wasting your time watching this movie.