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Rock Dog 3: Battle the Beat

By Jennifer Borget, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Animated sequel has good beats and positive messages.

Movie NR 2023 87 minutes
Rock Dog 3 Movie poster: An animated dog wearing a hood and holding a guitar is on the cover

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Rock Dog 3: Battle the Beat is a basic animated story with a surprisingly impactful theme about the effects of media. Though the movie doesn't hit you over the head with the message, it's noticeable enough to spark a conversation with kids about the impact media can have on our emotions and behavior. In the beginning, Bodi is a charismatic and caring musician who wants nothing to do with a reality TV show, but once he's swept up in the hype, his behavior starts to change for the sake of votes and popularity.

Viewers at home witnessing this change, and the change in the people watching the show at home, can note how the negative behavior impacts the crowd tuning in to watch night after night. Though the movie itself isn't anything to write home about, the plot does provide some easy conversation starters for fans of the Rock Dog franchise, or music and reality TV fans in general.

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