So the first two reviewers who panned it never saw it. How open-minded of them. Some people are way too sophisticated for a movie like this and should just order a latte and go to an art house movie.I saw it, it was fun. Kids and adults laughed throughout. At the end adult guys in the lobby were cracking jokes and repeating lines from the movie.It has a strong theme of "don't put others into groups and turn your back on your friends" and "parents, pay attention to your kids. Work and career are not as important as family." Which maybe explains why some won't like <more>
it - maybe those themes hit a little too close to home.This movie was a great diversion from all the problems going on today. Relax and enjoy it.
I don't actually believe I really have any spoilers herein per say sorry, but ironically the correct spelling is being considered a misspelling , but as the concept is so vague and subjective, I'd prefer to err on the side of caution. There are films I don't see not because I think or suspect they'll be bad, but due to zero interest; even so, I NEVER say a film **that I have not seen** is bad. I concur with turok818's review about those other "reviewers" who blast the film they admit having Not Seen , and *having* seen the film, my local best friend and I <more>
thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. While yes, the latest trailer should NEVER have shown the "dance sequence" which **in context of the film** actually Made Sense, much to my pleased surprise , in our case, there was Champ, my friend's Chocolate Lab who at the age of 15 passed in late 2009 . Champ may have been a lab but he was definitely a Marmaduke-like character, so for us, it was like watching a film about Champ cast as a Great Dane. While it is very obvious children will adore this film, even the suspenseful yes, suspenseful climax, ANYone who loves, has loved and/or owned a dog will/should enjoy this comedic feature I have to strongly suspect the other "reviewers" don't have pets and/or generally dislike domestic animals .
Why are people so critical toward dog movies? It's for the family to enjoy together, if you love dogs, and comedy. I've never actually read any of the comics, so I can't compare it. Marmaduke is a huge Great Dane that lives with the Winslow family. They soon move to California, and it gives Marmaduke a chance to reinvent himself. At the dog park, he makes friends with Mazie, Guiseppe, and Raisin. He also makes an enemy with Bosco, who is very controlling and jealous when it comes to his girlfriend named Jezebel. Eventually, he'll have to decide who truly are his friends. It <more>
gets a little emotional toward the end. I highly recommend MARMADUKE
Marmaduke is a great family movie for viewers of all ages. I went to see it with my 19 year old daughter and we both enjoyed it! Of course we are dog lovers and maybe a little biased.The movie centers around Marmaduke and his human family, the Winslow's. The family is moving from Kansas to California for a job opportunity that Phil Winslow was presented with. Marmaduke struggles to make new friends and to find somewhere to fit in just as the two older Winslow children, Barbra and Brian, who encounter these very same issues. They all miss their old lives and friends back in Kansas but they <more>
eventually adjust and want to stay in their new home.The filmmaker does a good job at portraying Marmaduke as human-like as possible and captures the typical mischievous Marmaduke that you would remember from the comic strip. He jumps out the bath tub flinging water throughout the house, drags Phil, eats food off the counter, has a party and trashes the house, chews up shoes, and farts in bed. All classic behavior for Marmaduke.What I liked most was the human-like behavior that was displayed by the animals. Marmaduke's party has to be one of my favorite parts of the movie. There are dogs jumping off the roof into the pool, spraying silly string, and there is one dog sleeping on the front lawn. Typical teenage behavior. Another good scene is Marmaduke and Jezebel having a romantic evening at the junk yard. They are sitting on a blanket, sharing a jar of peanut butter and Marvin Gay's "Lets Get It On" is playing in the background. Hysterical! The dialog between the dogs is very cute and creative. There are many one-liner's that incorporate dog behavior and their likes and dislikes in some of their conversations. In one scene when Marmaduke is forced into a surfing competition he tries to calm himself by thinking happy thoughts of open meadows and peeing on everything. Typical dog behavior. There was also a scene when Mazie was showing him around the dog park and telling him about the various dog cliques. She described one group as rich snobs that think their fleas don't bite. Too funny! The overall animation of the film was pretty good and created a believable effect of animals taking to each other. However the scene at the end of the movie where the dogs are dancing in the park could have been a bit better to make their actions look less computer-generated. The movie Scooby Doo had similar issues. Regardless, I still love both movies.
Personally I loved this film, as a dog owner and lover of dogs. If a dog could talk he/she would talk just like that. Obviously most of the comments were from non-dog owners. Anyway, have just watched a great film and have laughed a lot......what more can I say of any film!!!!!!!!!!!! My partner would also like to say "who let the dogs out.....good song!!! let em out......most dogs are better than humans!!!!!!!!!!!" The 3D animation was really good, the script was brilliant, the storyline brilliant, produced and directed brilliantly.... and for all animal lovers in the world, love <more>
this film....it's good fun and, if you have a dog, watch their traits....you'll be surprised!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe it's because I grew up with, and still have, a Great Dane. I don't know. But I really enjoyed this movie! I therefor really don't understand all this negativity. Did people really expected it to be an award winning movie like the Godfather or Titanic?? I sure hope not. It's about a talking Great Dane for crying out loud! And it's just as good as any other "animal talking and dancing" movie, like Garfield, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Hotel for Dogs etc etc.The movie is funny and cute. And I will definitely get it on Blu-ray soon.So if you're a kid and/or a <more>
Dane or dog lover, this movie is just plain fun to watch.
Why the negativity on reviews? This hit was funny! (by chrissieharvey)
Yes the movie had some corny one liner jokes. But it was good humor, great for the family. I have read a lot of bad reviews. I saw this movie last night and was laughing through almost the whole movie. My only complaint is the Mr. Wilson character because he was not a good actor, but it was mostly about the dogs in the movie. So if you are debating on not seeing this movie because of the Stuck Up snotty know it all critics, just ignore. Go to see the funny movie it is worth it. My favorite character is the Chinese Crested, who has some HILARIOUS lines one about the rain and wearing a bumble <more>
bee sweater. You have to see this movie to know what I am talking about . I plan on taking my son to see this movie again this week!
My son and I had a great time (by Treanor-785-955441)
Maybe I'm just a bit different perhaps thats why I liked Marmaduke so much as he's different too! but I saw the bad reviews and they made me want to see this movie even more! Now I am a sucker for a talking dog movie and this being school holidays in Australia it was the perfect opportunity for my 5 year old son and I to go and see this great talking dog movie. We laughed from the minute it started, we "ooh'd" and "aaah'd" at the cute bits and generally had a lot of fun watching it. I must admit I was expecting a real dud from the reviews but Marmaduke <more>
isn't one. It's wonderful for kids and wonderful for any dog owner who finds humor in their canines. If you fail to laugh at a great Dane sleeping in his owners' bed and farting when they embrace then you are a very serious grumpy soul who needs to lighten up. My son is still talking about those farts hours later! Come on, this movie isn't going to win any Oscars and yes its corny, a wee bit predictable but its the sort of kids movie we grew up with. Some kids movies like UP and even Toy Story 3 are too complicated and involved for young children - this simple tale is just the ticket. Love you Marmaduke and all your dog park friends too.
Great movie for young children or elderly parents (by redmatrix-1)
This isn't a great movie, and knowing this before you go is key. Take your kids, or your easily-offended-with-R-movies mom. Don't take your date, not a date movie.The story is predictable, but that's okay. I found myself laughing at some funny parts, yes, out loud.I give this movie an 8 because it was a nice distraction for my mom. Before going to the dollar cinema, I read the reviews here on IMDb. I went in expecting a 2 star movie, but it's really not that bad.I stayed with it and had some fun with my mom. She didn't cry or fuss or anything. LOL.