The 2017 tearjerker Hollywood movie A Dog’s Purpose gets a sequel. Although it’s unclear as to who asked for it. The infamous movie seemed aimed at dog owners. Instead attracted mostly masochists that love to be forced to cry in the cinema. The original received the unimpressive 33% “rotten” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
It also got in the news multiple times with a lot of audience members expressing their desire to sue the studio for false advertising. The movie posters and marketing seemed to promise a pleasant dog movie, but instead gave people a needlessly heartbreaking and overly dramatic gut punch.
What’s more, shortly after its release, some of the producers received accusation of animal cruelty.
The accusations came because of a footage of an abused German Shepherd on set. Later, the American Humane Association said that the video has been doctored, but the controversy didn’t stop.
With all this surrounding the movie and a nearly unitary opinion among audiences that this movie shouldn’t be watched, A Dog’s Purpose has turned into a sort of cultural phenomenon. It’s the type of movie that everyone knows and jokes about even if they haven’t watched it themselves.
So, maybe that’s why now A Dog’s Purpose gets a sequel – pretty much out of the blue. Or, maybe, it’s because Chinese audiences chose to watch it for some reason. Either way, the sequel is no titled A Dog’s Journey and will feature the returning Dennis Quaid and Josh Gadd. There are several new signings as well, including CSI’s Marg Helgenberger, GLOW’s Betty Gilpin, Skins’ Kathryn Prescott, K-pop star Henry Lau, and others.
There’s no word on the scrip as of now.
The original movie’s plot (Spoilers incoming) was about a dead dog spirit that floated around and got repeatedly reincarnated (and killed off) in new dog bodies. Is the new movie going to be just more of the same – we’ll see. Or we’ll likely not, because we’re not going through that again.