Tickles the Funnybone
Monica W. Phillips | Boerne, TX United States | 01/24/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the better Disney sequels.The animation, voices, and music have more thought behind them than previous sequels. The plot is good and and full of humor. ( Martin Short is very funny as Lars the artist as is Barry Bostwick as Thunderbolt.) Patch is feeling lost in a sea of puppies becomes a hero in the end saving his family from Cruella. The story has something for adults as well as kids. If you and your children enjoy the original then this one will be enjoyable as well and worth the money."
TerryT | WA United States | 03/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I like this particular Disney sequel a lot--and that's not a commonly stated thing. Lars and Little Lightning are easily two of the best newer Disney characters. And the entire film is well-made and enjoyable. However, my one issue with the movie is that Lightning the pembroke corgi is made out, just a little bit, to be a sort of 'bad guy.' He isn't in the least. He didn't start out as a treacherous little dog looking to outshine the 'hero,' Thunderbolt. Au contraire, he spent a lot of time just trying to make the best of being in that ham's shadow. Lightning was a great dog, from the beginning and through to the end. Is it any wonder that at one point he would try to take the TV show for himself? After being treated as an underdog, a mere sidekick, receiving no attention, having to watch the girls swoon over Thunderbolt and shun him? Hardly. Yet this means the movie is successful in creating a character inspiring sympathy. So bravo, Disney; if you could turn out a few more sequels on this level it would be a whole lot nicer!"
Original is better
silver-wings-usa | St. Louis | 01/05/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"You just can't beat the original. The original flowed, this one doesn't. In the original Pongo was a dad that was looked up to and he was a hero, in this one Pongo is a dad looked down on . Thunderbolt has to "find himself", with all the emotional conflict of whether or not he wants to be a real hero or not is too much for a kid to enjoy, much less the adult having to watch this nonsense. Stick to the original."