This story centers around a high-tech biotechnology lab. From its confines comes "Max," a genetically engineered killing machine in the guise of a household pet dog.]]>
Man's Best Friend (1993)
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Quick Summary: A news reporter (Ally Sheedy) breaks into a lab to do a story on how the company is experimenting on animals. While she is there she kidnaps "MAX" a Tibetan Mastiff who is apparently the culmination of the scientist's work (Scientist played by Lance Hendrickson). MAX instantly worms his way into her heart with his human intelligence and precious furry face. Unfortunately MAX is also very possessive, and overly protective of his new human love interest, much to the chagrin of her boyfriend.
Honestly this movie is not good, it's straight B-Movie fair, but man is it fun on a rainy Saturday afternoon. The things this dog can do are so way over the top you would think the movie was written by a 12 year old. But, the humor in the way they are executed will amuse most B-Movie fans. The cat and mailman scenes are hysterical to me. And you couldn't have picked a cuter more lovable dog (who is by the way, the best actor in the film). If you are looking for art, look elsewhere. If you are looking for substance, look elsewhere. If you are looking to add to you B-Movie collection then add this to your cart and have a fun time.
For one thing, while Max adores his new friend, he doesn't' dig her main squeezer. Add to this the neighborhood cats, psychotic mailmen from hell - THEY need to be put on a leash! - and bicycling, annoying kids, and you have a recipe for disaster. Apparently if Max doesn't receive his meds he gets cranky. Watch out!
The plot sounds great, doesn't it? Well, look too hard and that falls apart. Sadly, the movie is predictable and the ending depressed the hell out of me. I can dig why the lead role, Lori, despises animal research - this movie seems like it was trying to make a bizarre point and instead gets muddled somewhere. It makes zero sense the dog will know only to kill 'bad guys', even when they're not obviously bad - like the boyfriend. And acid urine? Too unbelievable to be bought. Also, I could have done without the obvious cute attempts.
On the good side, we do get Lance Henricksen, who acts his best here. His role as the kooky pissed off scientist convinced me. Ally Sheedy was semi-believable as the reporter; not an award winner but fair enough.Read more ›
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"Man's Best Friend" is dumb fun. If you're looking for something scary, keep looking. If you want something to just munch popcorn to on a Saturday night, then give this one... Read morePublished 21 days ago by David Girod
I love this movie I had to buy it. I can look at it over and over and over.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love this movie! I used to watch it all the time when I was a kid.Published 7 months ago by Anna-Lyssia
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