All Dogs Go to Heaven 2

Movie review by M. Faust, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

This dark coming-of-age story is a unique romp.

G 1996 82 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 4+

Rated U (mild threat, violence, scenes of smoking, brief innuendo).

SEX/NUDITY - There is some innuendo during one of the musical numbers sung by a female dog, of whom the main character and other male characters make suggestive looks and whistles towards. VIOLENCE/GORE - Some brief mild violence, mostly slapstick, however becomes a little more intense by the climax of the film. PROFANITY - Occasional use of language ("damn"). DRINKING/DRUGS/SMOKING - One of the villains is frequently depicted smoking a cigar, and other characters are also sometimes seen casually smoking or drinking. THREAT/HORROR - Occasional scenes of mild peril and threat, mainly towards the end of the film, although the eventual outcome is not as bleak and sad as the original film, ending rather happily for all the protagonists. There are also brief emotional moments. U - Universal, suitable for all. Contains very mild content, generally suitable for children aged 4 years and over.

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age 4+

Underwhelming sequel...

The plot sounds interesting on paper but the delivery leaves much to be desired. The animation is a total downgrade from the 1989 original and this movie was a theatrical release so there was no excuse for the drop in quality. And the female dog Sasha is overly sexualized and one scene has her singing at what looks like a drinking bar run by drunken dogs who are drooling in a sexualized manner over her. Even the characters from the original film have regressed with Charlie being even my more unlikable than he was in the first movie. The human boy character is a runaway who is upset that his step mother is pregnant and doesn't think that he is loved because of it. But the step mother obviously does care but it just shows that the kid hates her just for being there and pregnant as she never does anything that shows anything but a kind and considerate parent. And the film has so much sexual innuendo in it and in one scene there is a building with the words "Blue Clam" which is a sex reference and it's during a singing number ("Easy Street" is the song and the sign appears at least twice so it's hard to miss). Even though the original is one of my all time favorite movies, this movie is just a sequel that was made by bored people who were also possibly drunk and incapacitated who decided to make the first animated fanfiction and botched it up so bad that I can't believe it existed. I felt like I was watching a bad fan made cartoon and it's just unsettling how sexualized and demonic the characters are. Apparently whoever made this also believes that Satan is a cat. In one scene he is playing cards and has 666 in his hand. Also the movie is problematic for Christian veiwers because Charlie says that Heaven is boring and "Too Heavenly" and lies to the angel dog about wanting to retrieve the horn and instead goes directly to a bar where he meets the devil and eventually makes a deal with him. Charlie also tells tgt girl dog that he would be "good at breeding". So much sex and filth in what could have been a decent family film. I mention that this movie also started a bad TV series that still airs reruns on Light TV? The only good character is Itchy who is the only character that isn't negative (despite being slightly negative in the original film).

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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