‘Underdog’ rolls onto our lap and wags its tail

Sorta shaping up to be a trailer filled movie day, although we’ve got one post to roundup the latest casting things going on. You’ll see. Anyway.

Underdog looks like it could be enjoyable if I were seven years old. And though family and friends will say, “hold on a minute champ. You still act seven,” it’s safe to assume that I love the cartoon version of this property dearly.

It’s one of the greatest cartoons ever made and it slides nicely into a batting order with “Tennessee Tuxedo,” “Mr. Magoo,” “Dudley Do-Right” “Rocky and Bullwinkle” and of course “Peabody’s Improbable History” rounding things out. Though we hate the Yankees, that’s the kind of cartoon lineup we’re talking about here.

So, right, the new Disney movie stars Jason Lee as the voice of Underdog and it’s got Putty from “Seinfeld” and the awesome midget dude Peter Dinklage as a couple of shady villians. Like I said, it looks like the production spared no expense when it comes to action, but it just all feels really goofy. And not in a good way. More like goofy in that “my wet dog just licked his balls and then licked my face and now I don’t know what to do” kind of way.

See here for yourself.

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