Arctic Dogs

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Arctic Dogs
Arctic Dogs.jpg
It's like that movie made a poopsie!
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: Aaron Woodley
Written By: Bob Barlen
Cal Brunker
Aaron Woodley
Starring: Jeremy Renner
Heidi Klum
James Franco
John Cleese
Omar Sy
Michael Madsen
Laurie Holden
Anjelica Huston
Alec Baldwin
Photography: Color
Distributed By: Entertainment Studios
Release Date: November 1, 2019
Runtime: 93 minutes
Country: United States


Arctic Dogs (also known as Arctic Justice internationally and as Polar Squad in the UK) is a 2019 computer-animated comedy film co-written and directed by Aaron Woodley and co-directed by Dimos Vrysellas. It was released on November 1, 2019 by Entertainment Studios in Canada and the United States, and not only received negative reviews, but received only $3.1 million against its $50 million budget. The film was released directly to Netflix in Latin America, Germany and France.

Plot

Swifty the fox discovers a devious plan by Otto Von Walrus to drill beneath the Arctic surface to unleash enough gas to melt all the ice. With help from his friends -- an introverted polar bear, a scatterbrained albatross, a crafty fox, and two paranoid otters -- Swifty and the gang spring into action to foil Otto's plot and save the day.

Why It Sucks

Warning: Do not put any points among the lines of "it's a rip-off of Ice AgeGMW, ZootopiaGMW, and Rock Dog." in this section.

  1. The film is very cliched and predictable, as the whole "outcast who doesn't belong" premise has already been done before in lots of other films.
  2. It looks a bit cheaply made for a theatrical film and looks much more like direct-to-video.
  3. The designs of the characters are very bland and simplistic.
  4. Poor animation, especially since it looks a little bit outdated for 2019 standards and is comparable to films such as Norm of the North.
  5. The lip-syncing is off and sometimes the frame rate chugs.
  6. The characters are one-dimensional stereotypes.
  7. Slow action sequences.
  8. Bland voice acting from most of the cast, even from talented actors like Alec Baldwin.
  9. The main character, Swifty, has an insanely dumb motivation. He wants to become a UPS driver. That's it. He wants to be known for delivering packages.
  10. It is one of those films where the only selling point is the fact that lots of celebs are in the voice cast, in an attempt to attract people to the movie.
  11. Marketing of the film was very poor, since a lot of people were actually unaware of the movie's existence, compared to many other films that were released before this, which may explain why this movie bombed at the box office.
  12. Terrible comedy with lots of dated references. As it turns out, this movie was written by people behind such films as Escape from Planet Earth, Spark: A Space Tail (which is directed by the same director), and The Nut Job, which means this film shares the same problems as said films. Not to mention, the timing seems extremely off, as they try to make comedy by using poorly-timed sound effects or poor cartoonish reactionary shots.
  13. The villain has no motivation other than "I want to destroy the arctic and rule the world!"
  14. Relies heavily on lowbrow humor for cheap laughs.
  15. The characters don't even look like dogs, other than Swifty and the original delivery dogs. Instead, they either look like foxes or polar bears.
  16. The puffins are clearly Minions ripoffs, which has been done before by the same studio with Norm of the North.
  17. Forced messages about global warming in the form of the villain's plan.
  18. If the puffins didn't dognap the delivery dogs earlier, the villain could've easily won.
  19. Like Alpha and Omega, hollow logs do not, in fact, make good sleds.
  20. Misleading Title: Despite being called Arctic Dogs, they aren't the main characters of the film.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Jeremy Renner seems to be the only one who cares about putting in the effort here, along with to an extent John Cleese.
  2. Despite the wasted talent the film offered, at least it's nice to hear from John Cleese once again.
  3. The facials look pretty cute.
  4. The character designs are nice.
  5. The advertising tagline "When that cold brew hits" got some memetic mutation.

Videos

Comments


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ItMeansNothing

16 months ago
Score 12

When that cold brew hits

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HellLord

7 months ago
Score 1
Beautiful
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The Autistic Raccoon

7 months ago
Score 0
Stupendous.
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Animdude64

16 months ago
Score 2
I knew the film was going to suck when I saw the trailer at the theaters.
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Paprika

16 months ago
Score 4
I didn't have any hopes at all when I saw the trailer for this movie.
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Mickey Mouse

15 months ago
Score 4
I realized that this film and Free Birds were released on my 8th (Free Birds) and 14th (Artic Dogs) birthdays (I was born in November 1st, 2005)
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Areyoutyler

13 months ago
Score 0
That's my dad's birthday.
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MeggieConte

15 months ago
Score 3
I knew this would make it to this wiki
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Areyoutyler

15 months ago
Score 1
I thought the movie was pretty cute.
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Gabby3399

15 months ago
Score 0
I never saw the trailers of Arctic Dogs when I was watching nick and cartoon network. I knew this movie is bad. I also don't like the eyebrows they look ugly to me. When I look at the eyebrows It make me think we don't need eyebrows
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ItMeansNothing

14 months ago
Score 0
I once saw the first trailer and I quit after 30 seconds because I found it to be another generic kids film.
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PhantomVulture

13 months ago
Score 0
Disney's Snow Dogs, but much worst.
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EijiZeBoi

10 months ago
Score 0
The entire budget went to having Jeremy Renner say "It's like the planet made a poopie!"
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EijiZeBoi

10 months ago
Score 0
That line describes the whole movie itself.
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I hate this movie and there were a bunch of annoying ads for it! It was a very disappointing film and its one of my least favorite movies of all time
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Roblistic

9 months ago
Score 0
This movie is so bad, it's good. And the song " Believer " by Jeremy Renner is kinda catchy tbh.
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Thedoomaster215

7 months ago
Score 0
Arctic dogs wasn't screened for critics. If you go to rotten tomatoes and check terminator dark fate critic consensus you'll understand.
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The Autistic Raccoon

7 months ago
Score 1
Is it okay that I like this movie?
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Caulipower

7 months ago
Score 0
It's an opinion, so it's fine to like the movie.
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Caulipower

6 months ago
Score 0
C O L D B R E W !
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JDM4678

5 months ago
Score 0
COLDBREW.FLA
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XXSeph MySpaceXx

4 months ago
Score 0
I had a feeling the movie would be another dumb generic kid's movie when I first saw its poster
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SageTheSonicAndBendyGuy

4 months ago
Score 0
Opinion Handed
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Anonymy

4 months ago
Score 0
The poster kinda creeps me out for some reason
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Blocky The Nerd

3 months ago
Score 2
The movie’s a cinematic masterpiece, what u talkin about?
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DoubleD346

3 months ago
Score 1
Sorry to burst you bubble, but its considered the worst box office opening of the 2010s...soooo.
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DarkMatterMan4500

2 months ago
Score 0
It's not like it really matters DoubleD.

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