Rock Dog 2: Rock Around the Park is the sequel to 2016’s Rock Dog and reunites Bodi and the band, True Blue. It is worth noting that the movie employs a new director, writer, and cast.
Picking up a year after the first movie, Bodi still lives on Snow Mountain, plays music with his band, has gained a local following, and is enjoying all that life has to offer. Things change when they are offered the opportunity of a lifetime and they are invited on a pop tour with music sensation, Lil’ Foxy. Through a series of events and life lessons; the band comes to learn that the price of fame can be steep.
I was able to screen this movie on a rainy day with my 11 year-old daughter, 10 month old, and my nephews, ages 3 and 5. For me, I wasn’t a huge fan of the second movie. I missed the star-studded original cast and the movie felt choppy at times. My daughter was seemingly entertained but anything with music is her jam. I think she spent most of the movie trying to match the characters signing voices. My nephews thought the movie was an absolute hoot and they spent a lot of time off the couch, dancing to the beats. I enjoyed the music but I was hoping for more from the storyline.
Overall, I would recommend the movie for a younger audience. It is unlikely that they will pick up on all the quips and tech slang but the characters are cute, likeable, and the music is decent.
ABOUT ROCK DOG 2: AROUND THE PARK
The True Blue band is back to rock the place when Rock Dog 2: Rock Around The Park arrives on Digital June 11th, and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) and DVD June 15th from Lionsgate.
This family-friendly film features Andrew Francis (My Little Pony franchise, TV’s “Ninjago”, “Marvel Super Hero Adventures”), Ashleigh Ball (My Little Pony franchise, TV’s “Ready Jet Go!”, “Rev & Roll”), Brian Dobson (Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom, Norm of the North: King Sized Adventure, TV’s “Tarzan and Jane”), Brian Drummond (TV’s “Dragon Ball Z”, Norm of the North: Family Vacation, “Bob the Builder”), Cathy Weseluck (My Little Pony franchise, Barbie franchise, TV’s “Littlest Pet Shop”), Donny Lucas (Open Season: Scared Silly, TV’s “Van Helsing”, The Christmas Doctor), Graham Hamilton (TV’s “Snap Ships: Dawn of Battle”), Jason Simpson (TV’s “The Dragon Prince”, “Tobot Galaxy Detectives”, “Line Rangers”), James Higuchi (TV’s “Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch”, “The Deep”, “Superbook”), Kathleen Barr (TV’s “Ninjago”, My Little Pony franchise, “Dragon Tales”), Michael Adamthwaite (TV’s “Ninjago”, Cold Pursuit, War for the Planet of the Apes), Richard Newman (My Little Pony franchise, TV’s “Doraemon”, “Beyblade Burst”), and Sabrina Pitre (My Little Pony franchise, TV’s “Ninjago”, “Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar”).
One year after the events of the original Rock Dog, Bodi and his band, True Blue, have become locally famous in the village of Snow Mountain—they even have devoted fans! But when a music mogul named Lang gives them the opportunity to tour with pop sensation Lil’ Foxy, Bodi and his friends learn that fame comes at a price, and ultimately discover that only by staying true to yourself can you unleash the power of rock ‘n’ roll!
From the award-winning producers that brought you Norm of the North, “Clifford the Big Red Dog”, and “I Got a Rocket!”, this heartwarming family film will have you and your little ones unleashing your power of Rock ‘n’ Roll alongside Bodi and his band!
Rock Dog 2: Rock Around The Park will be available on DVD and Blu-ray+Digital combo pack for the suggested retail price of $19.98 and $21.99, respectively.
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Disclaimer: We received a copy of this movie from Lionsgate for the purpose of review. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own.