Saturday, May 13

Movie Reviews: Homeward Bound (1993) & Cats and Dogs (2001)

Film Title: Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey
Length: 1 hr and 24 Mins
Released: 1993
Genre: Adventure, Drama, & Comedy
Rating: G
Where I Got It: Netflix

Three pets escape from a California ranch to find their owners in San Francisco.


One of my childhood favorites!! It has been years since I have actually watched this from beginning to end, so when this popped up on Netflix I had no choice but to watch it. 

Oooo memories. I love those three babies. The sassy cat, the old dog, and the scarred pup. I didn't realize how scarred Chance really was. Poor pup. :( I can see why he didn't warm up to his human family right away. 

The cast was good. I loved the animals they used and how they made it seem they were "talking". The kids were cute and the adults were okay too. I do wish that they had mainly focused on the animals and no show the humans POV. I wanted to be confused with the animals on why they were left behind. Well...let's be honest, I was kinda confused as to why they went on vacation but they weren't vacationing? The kids had to go to school and the dad was working? Doesn't make a lick of sense. Maybe it was a 90s thing? Mmmm...silly. 

This was very funny and heart warming all at the same time. Every kid should watch this movie even though it has been 24 years since it was released. Do not watch the second film, just this one. :P

A must watch for everyone of all ages. I will give this 4 stars. 


Film Title: Cats & Dogs
Length: 1 hr and 27 Mins
Released: 2001
Genre: Comedy & Action
Rating: PG
Where I Got It: Netflix

A look at the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, which their human owners are blissfully unaware of.


Another childhood favorite of mine that popped up on Netflix. I watched this directly after the last animal movie. I guess I was in the "animal talking" mood. LOL. 

Now, this one was more action-y. It was also a different type of funny. This had more antics and cheesy jokes. I especially loved the main baddie. He killed me! Probably the funniest character in the movie. 

The effects were a hair cheesy, but it was early 2000s...soooo what do you really expect? But yes...I think it could've worked on better.  

I would love for them to remake this or some sort of sequel were Lou is the now the senior agent. That would be fun. 

There were some good messages in here...mainly about how work is not everything and you need to give time for those you love. I do wish that the ending was expanded or explained more. It seemed really cut off and left open-ended. 

This is a good one for older kids, not the the wee ones. But I do recommend it. I'll give this 3 stars. Good, but lacking. 


Melliane said...

If I remember right I think I saw them

Carole Rae said...

I would be more surprised if you didn't at least see one of them.

Anachronist said...

I haven't seen either of them. Maybe I will. :)

Carole Rae said...

Ana, I recommend the first one first. :)

Blodeuedd said...

I have seen Home aaaages ago

Carole Rae said...

It has been so long I forgot 90% of the movie!