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This movie, ehh... it's okay. The reason I rated it three stars is, for one the acting is bad. I don't usually say these types of things in a review, but I think it was necessary in this one. The movie is cute, but the plot is corny. There's one up for every down. Which is okay in some cases, however Beethoven takes a bit away from the entire message of it.This one, I say that not many parents would enjoy this movie. Kids might, but not many parents. I call this A meh movie.
Great messages 2/5: As of the rest of this movie, it's messages are a bit mixed. Violence isn't okay kids! 2 seconds later he punches a guy in the face. They all learn to love the dog and accept it's flaws. The father adopts 20 other dogs and becomes like a crazy animal person. This movie also sorta hints that not being an animal lover isn't okay in ways that I'm sure you'll see if you watch the movie.
Sex 3/5 Plenty of innuendo for a kids movie. If you're a parent it might fly over you're kids head. But there are plenty of iffy things. A dog lays in a man's bed. The man thinks it's his wife, and wonders why she isn't responding. The dog starts licking him and he states, "Is my girl bein' naughty", and, "c'mon babe It's not even Saturday night yet". Other smaller innuendos such as the word d*** being implied.
Language 2/5 As i said earlier D*** is implied. Some minor hells and damns thrown around. A man repeatedly insults his dog.
Violence 3/5 Dog abuse 123 times. A man states that he has made a new "exploding ammo" that he wants to test out. He said that the dog had to have a big skull, and that it'll get messy. A man rips up his shirt, pours fake blood on his arm and a dog's mouth. He then slaps the dog repeatedly until he attacks him, and then frames him for it. A man gets shot at with explosive ammo. A dog bites a man's genitals. A car drives through a wall causing 12 lethal vaccines to launch into a mans chest. 2 men get viciously attacked by 2 dogs, you don't get to see the attack, but you are shown the injuries all wrapped up implying that they were badly hurt.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness