After a lovably dopey prologue culled from the TV cartoon, this live-action adaptation gets down to the business of entertaining tweens, earnestly and nonironically. There’s a rift between a widowed father (Belushi) and son (Neuberger) that must be healed, crammed among some fairly bizarre scenes of a realistically animated dog flying around rooms. Nods to Lady and the Tramp and 1978’s Superman peg the film’s wide-eyed demographic perfectly, but a maniacally evil Peter Dinklage comes close to pushing things into a darker realm.
Cast and crew
Frederik Du Chau