dog's journey review

We don’t deserve dogs. Lovable, loyal companions that want nothing more than to be by our side (and eat our food), dogs are too good for this cruel, stupid world. While we don’t deserve dogs, dogs definitely don’t deserve movies like A Dog’s Journey, the weepy, manipulative, upsetting sequel to the surprise hit A Dog’s Purpose. Once again, audiences will be forced to watch dog after dog roll over and play dead, all in the name of telling some sort of half-assed spiritual story about reincarnation. Are the pups on screen cute? They sure are. Is that enough to make this movie worth seeing? Absolutely not.

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a dog's purpose sequel

A Dog’s Purpose may have found its calling: in China.

The heartwarming tale of a dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who gets reincarnated multiple times before he finds its way back to his owner (Dennis Quaid) may have had middling success in the States, but it was all the rage at the Chinese box offices, bringing in $88 million compared to the domestic $64 million haul. And it’s the power of Chinese pet-lovers that has helped greenlight A Dog’s Purpose sequel.

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A DOG'S PURPOSE

You probably had no idea today was National Dog Day until you signed on to Twitter or Facebook this morning, but no matter — it’s as good an excuse as any for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment to drop the first A Dog’s Purpose trailer. Josh Gad voices a dog who keeps getting reincarnated and, over the course of his many lives, finds meaning in his relationships with various humans played by Dennis QuaidK.J. Apa, John Ortiz, and more. Is that cute or creepy? Judge for yourself with the A Dog’s Purpose trailer below. Read More »

bradley cooper talking dog

Bradley Cooper has convincingly portrayed a sniper, a coked-up FBI agent, a camp counselor, a talking raccoon with an anger problem, and, many times over his career, the generic wisecracking best friend in romantic comedies. If he can accomplish all of that, why couldn’t he pull off playing a dog? Learn more about the Bradley Cooper talking dog movie, A Dog’s Purpose, after the jump.

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