is a painful limp-slapstick movie to watch, with nothing fresh
I think John Travolta and Robin Williams
do the best they can with this below-par corny script.
But films like this make me that this is
not my kind of show and it just didn't work at all.
It's really aimed at the 6-to-7-year-old
kiddies, and that's good.
Me, I'll pass.
Sentimentality vies for prominence but
loses out to Robin Williams' schmaltziness in this episodic comedy
with no continuity.
Its premise is so cut and dry that not
even the actors involved buy into it, as it leaps from one embarrassing
situation to another.
The trailer was funnier, and edited better.
You can't teach Old Dogs new tricks.
The movie Old Dogs uses an old comic
style, where almost every part of the story is changed to try
to create laughs.
The problem I had was that they didn't
try hard enough in this bow-wow of a comedy.
The film does have a few good, funny, silly
moments, but not enough to carry the whole picture.
Most of the jokes are lukewarm, and some
just don't work.