Old Dogs (2009)

A lot of people point at Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight and how deep he lost himself in the role as one of the mitigating factors in his untimely death.  It’s quite possible that acting in Old Dogs killed Bernie Mac.  It is offensively terrible, at times racist, ageist, homophobic and just all around shittacular.  It is without hyperbole that I say it is probably one of the worst big budget movies ever made, especially with the amount of name actors that “act” in it.  It is so bad that is the film equivalent of kicking a dog: pure evil.

It is a film so viciously manipulative that it uses the death of a dog to stir up emotions.  Robin Williams must have been thinking “I shaved my chest for this?” and yes he clearly did to show off one of the movie’s terribly unfunny sight gags.  There’s also a good chance that Williams wasn’t thinking at all.  I would love to pour more venom and bile into this review but at the end of the day, it just isn’t worth it.

Do not watch, under penalty of pain.  Heed my words, people, these are the end times!

0 / 5


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Long-time blogger, Canadian, cine-snark-aphile, Tweeter and generally lonely hearted guy.

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