A bumbling watchdog gets exposed to a substance that gives him the powers of a superhero. He is adopted by a 12-year-old boy and uses his superpower to protect his love and the citizens of Capitol... View more >
rude humor, mild language and action
Starring Alex Neuberger, Amy Adams, Jason Lee... View more >
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"Underdog" has started out as a cartoon in the early 60's, which became a big screen dud. Between the cartoon and the big screen movie, it got lost in translation. I could recall watching the show to see Underdog work as a shoeshine boy, Polly Purebread as a female anchor in a TV newsroom. (Seeing a female anchor is rare back then) and Riff Raff is a gang boss. They got jobs back then, now the film protrayed them as muffs. Then there's the villain, Simonbar sinister who is younger and has more hair, looks better than the her. Not a good sign. And there is this father/son conflict that we have seen before. "Underdog" has it's moment, but not enough to recommend. Kids will like the film, but they haven't seen the cartoon, let alone hear about it.
Dogs are dumb!
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