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Rock Dog 2: Rock Around the Park

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Animated sequel has positive messages, minor scares.

Movie NR 2021 90 minutes
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Rock Dog 2

I just watched this with my granddaughter We really enjoyed it great message about family the importance of being true to yourself and even the music production business we loved the little robot & Bodhi

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Without any of the celebrity voices of the prequel and a familiar storyline of the prodigal son venturing out, making mistakes, and returning home a better person, this sequel falls a little short. The settings of Rock Dog 2: Rock Around the Park are once again memorable, especially the Snow Mountain village. There's enough here for fans of the original movie and characters to find something to like, though that film was not exactly a box office success.

It's not totally clear who the makers of this franchise think their audience actually is. The messages seem aimed at young kids, but will that demographic know any of the musical references or recognize a 45 rpm adapter, which features here? Tossing around social media terms doesn't automatically make a script younger. The producer character is enjoyably campy at times, but putting more actual kids in the movie might have been a good idea. This film aims for feel-good, but it seems to settle at feel-okay with meh jokes and music. Maybe the third time will be the charm -- Rock Dog 3 is already in the works.

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