Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Movie review - Max (2015)

Movie review - Max (2015) / adventure, war, family

Directed by Boaz Yakin
Screenplay by Sheldon Lettich and Boaz Yakin
Produced by Karen Rosenfelt
Starring: Josh Wiggins, Dejon LaQuake, Thomas Haden Church, Robbie Amell, Lauren Graham, Luke Kleintank, Jay Hernandez
Trailer: click.

Tribute to canine stars in war!

Max, a Belgian Malinois used to help U.S. Marines in Afghanistan, is handled by Kyle Wincott (Robbie Amell). Kyle is questioned when weapons seized by his squad go missing. Realizing his friend Tyler Harne (Luke Kleintank) is among those involved with the shady dealings, he warns Tyler that he cannot cover for him. The two then go into the battlefield with their squad, with Max on point...

Is this film critically good or near perfect? Noup, not really but I think any dog (animal) lover will appreciate it! Dogs are awesome and amazing and we should respect and honor this wonderful creatures more. This is not as touching movie as Hachi: A Dog's Tale or Marley & Me but it's still sweet and plot is solid. I was most surprised at the action scenes with the dogs. I'm not sure I've seen 'dog chases' like that before. Exciting! It's also a family movie with values of honesty, loyalty and courage. 4-/5

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