Red Dog True Blue is a sequel to the much loved Australian film, Red Dog (2011). It comes from the same director Kriv Stenders from the first film. Red Dog True Blue stars Jason Isaacs, Levi Miller, Hanna Mangan Lawrence and Bryan Brown. Red Dog True Blue is a story about a young boy, Mick, who moves to a small country town in the outback somewhere and finds this really awesome dog there, which later becomes his best friend.
Red Dog: True Blue Trailer – Red Dog True Blue Review
For some reason, I haven’t seen the first Red Dog film, so this was my first experience with this franchise. I wasn’t really sure how it would be, while I do love going in to see Australian films, sometimes they’re great and sometimes they’re not. Coming out of Red Dog True Blue, I had felt really happy, it’s a pretty good family film to watch and also has a solid plot as well. I had such a nice time with director Kriv Stenders’ film. I’ve since made it my goal this week to see the first one.
Red Dog True Blue has a really great story and also has a lot of heart. It’s about this kid, Mick and his time is some town in the Outback where he finds a really great dog and also I guess we see him grow up a little as well. There are some complications along the way for the characters, which they all overcome and also a girl that moves to town, Betty (Hanna Mangan Lawrence) that makes things interesting and also funny.
All the actors were great in this, I thought everyone did a great job. Bryan Brown is always pretty good and is probably the most recognisable name in the cast, he was excellent as the grandfather of Mick. Levi Miller who plays Mick did well as the main character and also the youngest of the cast members. I also really enjoyed watching Hanna Mangan Lawrence in this film thought she did a great job with her character, I look forward to watching more from her in the future.
Kriv Stenders who directed this did a great job with it. The pacing wasn’t too slow and the film didn’t feel dragged out at all. There’s a good mixture between a laid back and sort of funny tone to the film that helps to make it very relaxing and enjoyable. The story of Mick and his dog is told in a well balanced and entertaining way and I can’t see many getting bored with this movie. It’s just a nice film and one that I’m happy to recommend not only to people who love pets, but it’s also a decent family film choice this year. I would be interested in seeing more from this director in the future, he’s quite good and I think has made the best Australian film this year.
Overall I was quite impressed with Red Dog True Blue, it’s got a well balanced and lovely story about a kid and a dog in the outback. Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Bryan Brown and Levi Miller did well with their roles and director Kriv Stenders is one that I’m happy to watch more from in the future. It’s a lovely family film that’s a good choice to take young kids to see. I left the cinema quite happy and with a smile, which strangely doesn’t happen so often. I hope others enjoy this as well.