Archive for July 5th, 2015

Movie Mayhem – Max

We all need loyalty in our lives — that innate desire to have a friend or loved who will be there for us no matter what. And in cinema, this type of devoted friendship is often found in stories about a boy and his dog. From Old Yeller to My Dog Skip, a genuine bond is formed between a child and their four-legged co-star that isn’t always possible between two humans, and somehow finds a way to play the heartstrings in a way that even the hardest of men become blubbering children. Max is the latest of these films to hit theaters, and with its quiet release comes a honored tribute to the brave dogs trained for military service, adding a level of heroism and complexity that goes beyond the normal boy and his dog storyline. (And yes, I am aware there are girl and her dog stories (Because of Winn-Dixie) and men and their dog stories (Marley & Me), but let’s face it, the genre is predominantly young males… it’s just how it is.) Read Full Review

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