Robert Downey Jr.
One of its problems is that it focuses entirely too much on Tim Allen. We have to watch him act like a dog for 99 minutes while actual cute dogs are pushed to the side. Iím not the biggest Tim Allen fan in the world and I found myself sick of his antics pretty soon into the film. Also, I enjoyed Robert Downey jr. acting like a dog much more than Timís. Robert was funny and a few arrests ago, Robert couldíve gotten the lead role and done well with it. The rest of the adult cast gave mediocre performances and the children did a decent job. And ever since DISNEYíS THE KID, Spencer Breslin has managed to appear in virtually every Disney movie. Iím not sure how I feel about that.
The original SHAGGY DOG had a deep, cold war plot that was completely out of place in the film. Iím happy to say that the new version has abandoned all political attempts and instead focuses on a clichť evil-doer scheme that is not thought out and not quite evil enough to scare the younginís. Thereís not much of a plot, and again, this is all a clever ruse to see Tim Allen act like a dog. There arenít many special effects to speak of and nothing of any importance to point out on the directing front. Basically, this is a run-of-the-mill kidís movie.
Deleted Scenes (4:19): Thereís a lot of overlapping with the film on these and thereís nothing of any interest here. It was actually hard to even notice these werenít in the movie.
Bone-Tickling Bloopers (2:23): The move wasnít funny and neither are the bloopers. Again, more Tim Allen acting stupid and not enough cute dogs.
Bark-along Bone-us feature (2:22): This is a collection of dogs barking aimed at the family dog. My dogs were not amused and I found it highly annoying.