Monday, July 30, 2012

Phase 4 Films Review: Space Dogs and Kiara

Phase 4 films recently gave me the opportunity to review five of their movies.  Today I have my opinions of Space Dogs and Kiara to share with you.

The first movie I have to review is Space Dogs.

About the Movie:

Space Dogs, available now, is an exciting animated tale based on the true story of Belka and Strelka, two dogs sent to space in 1960.  Belka and Strelka are a circus dog and a rough-and-tumble stay who embark on an out-of-this-world adventure, humbly becoming the world's most famous canine cosmonauts.  Space Dogs has an 88 minute run time and is rated G.

Our review:

My girls and I really enjoyed Space Dogs.  Of the 5 movies we were sent to review, this was our third favorite.  The girls were really amazed that there were really dogs sent into space.  Space Dogs kept our interest and gave me the opportunity to share a little History lesson too.  ;)  Oh and the fleas are quite hilarious.  We all totally recommend this movie to everyone.

The second review I have for you is Kiara:

About the movie:

Available now, Kiara takes viewers to Dreamzone, a peaceful and a magical kingdom under the rule of King Maximus.  The serene kingdom faces sudden change when the King is captured and imprisoned by his evil brother, Dreadmis.  The King's daughter, courageous Princess Kiara, must conquer evil and restore harmony in Dreamzone, returning her father to the throne.  Kiara has an 80 minute run time and is rated PG.

Our review:

We were not impressed with the movie Kiara.  I sat for 80 minutes watching this movie and by the end I had no clue what I had just watched.  My youngest daughter actually got up and walked away, not even finishing the movie.  My older daughter didn't understand the movie either.  The animation was poorly done, there were scary parts that seemed to be scary for no real reason, and the cover and title was quite misleading.  Seeing the red-haired princess and the word Brave in large letters, and the movie being so different from what she expected, completely threw my younger daughter for a loop.  She did not understand why Brave was so different from what she'd seen in the TV commercials.  This movie was the worst of the ones we were given to review, and we would not recommend it to anyone.

Both movies are currently available at Redbox locations, Target, Walmart, and

Tomorrow I will have reviews of the other 3 movies I was sent to review.  Come back to see if Smitty, Freddy Frogface, and Donkey X were hits or misses with our family.  :)


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