Monday, October 24, 2011

The Dog Who Saved Hallowe'en Review & Giveaway~!!

The Dog Who Saved Halloween...this dog has some new tricks...and treats!

Join Zeus (voice of Joey Lawrence) and the Bannister family as they move to a new house to rebuild their lives.  George Bannister (Gary Valentine) and his wife Belinda (Elisa Donovan) have moved to a new neighbourhood, just in time to celebrate the Hallowe'en season.

Belinda believes a house warming Hallowe'en party will ingrain her family in the neighbourhood and sets to win their hearts.  George, believes his neighbour, Eli Cole (Lance Henrikkson) is up to no good and decides to investigate those claims.

Ted Stein (Dean Cain) and Stewey McMann (Joey Diaz) return as the two bumbling thieves who have had previous run-ins with the Bannister family.  As part of their probation, the two must clean the city of all the dog doo that they come across.  After George hurts himself trying to find out what is going on with his neighbour, he is unable to return to work and placates himself by walking Zeus.

When the four of them run into each other, George hires the two would-be thieves to break into Eli's home and find out the secrets that lie hidden within.  What they find is not what they had bargained for, but after seeing Eli carry a treasure chest full of gold inside, how can the two of them resist?

I thought this was a very delightful and entertaining film.  The kids and I have watched this several times since receiving it and each time we chuckle at one antic or another!

I loved the role of Stewey McMann, Diaz plays him in such a comedic yet humbling manner that you cannot help but chuckle every time he is in a scene.  Cain works great alongside Diaz and the two of them make an acceptable comedy duo.

I thought that Valentine's role of George appeared a bit wooden at times, almost like his heart wasn't into the role.  His acting seemed forced when he had to interact with another, however, he more than makes up for it when he enters the house, giving his all in the comedic aspect to be found.

I love animal movies in which the animals are given thoughts and ideas.  I loved how Zeus comes to save the day, he is a very well trained animal and his cues were met with a timely manner and was believable.

There are some fart jokes and the violence consists of tripping and falling style antics.  The costumes are not that scary and other than the Eli Cole's house, most scenes are relatively horror free.  Younger children may be afraid but older children could handle the scare factor involved with the house, as comedy is also displayed alongside and it gives it a campy kind of feeling to it.

My children give this movie two thumbs up, they loved Zeus and enjoyed watching what the mystery was involving Mr. Cole's house.  The kids thought he was creepy but not scary!

SYNOPSIS:
Zeus (voiced by Joey Lawrence) and the Bannister family have moved into a new home just in time for Halloween! When Zeus and George (Gary Valentine of ''The King of Queens'') decide to investigate a creepy neighbor (Lance Henriksen of Aliens), they discover a scary dog (voiced by Mayim Bialik of ''Blossom'' and ''The Big Bang Theory''), a haunted house and form a surprising partnership with a familiar pair of bumbling burglars (Dean Cain and Joey ''Coco'' Diaz). Can Zeus bust some ghosts, find a missing cat and face his biggest fear, all in time to go trick or treating? Elisa Donovan (''Sabrina the Teenage Witch'') and Curtis Armstrong (Revenge of the Nerds) star in this all-new thrills & chills adventure from the creators of The Dog Who Saved Christmas and The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation.

Now, I would love to give one of you an opportunity to win a copy of your VERY own~!!  

Isn't that spookeriffic??

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