Movies Based On Toys

Dog’s Movie House: “Barbie” A Layered, Funny, Clever Film About The Soul Of A Toy!

“Ideas are forever! People are definitely not!” This line is spoken Ruth (Rhea Perlman) to Barbie (Margot Robbie) near the end of the film and it got me thinking about the many, many ideas Greta Gerwig’s take on the iconic toy. It’s a highly original piece of cinema and more thought provoking than a movie about a busty doll should ever even think of being. Credit to Gerwig and writing partner (as well as husband) Noah Baumbach for crafting a film that is both enjoyable and thought provoking at the same time.

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Dog’s Movie House: “Snake Eyes” Decent But Somewhat Disappointing!”

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at “Snake Eyes” a reboot of the G I Joe film franchise featuring the origin story of everyone’s favorite black-clad ninja. This tells the tale of Snake Eyes before he joined the Joes and his history with both the Yakuza and the Arishekage Ninja Clan. Now, in full disclosure, I was never much of a GI Joe fan when it came to the toys during the 1980s. I was purely in the camp of Kenner’s Star Wars toys and later the Masters Of The Universe. But I did enjoy the first two films for what they were and the idea of a backstory for the coolest looking character in the franchise had piqed my interest. Unfortunately “Snake Eyes” is somewhat mediocre with only a few cool fight scenes and some out-there storytelling elements to make it an agreeable time-waster.

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