Remember the comic book about the huge Great Dane Marmaduke and his wild antics? Well, it’s being made into a movie for summer 2010. Whether or not a movie about Marmaduke can be justified is one thing, but many are making a big deal about Owen Wilson providing yet another voice-over.
Complaints about the overused Owen Wilson aside, the film is rather awkward when looking at the trailer. Is a movie about a big dog really enticing enough to make a feature film about? Did you find Marmaduke that entertaining as a child? What next, a movie about Clifford?
A suburban family moves to a new neighborhood with their large yet lovable Great Dane, who has a tendency to wreak havoc in his own oblivious way.
For Phil and Debbie Winslow, moving their family from Kansas to the O.C. is a big deal. For their enormous Great Dane “Marmaduke,” however, the move means a whole new way of life. It’s chaos at home and awkward at work as the Winslows struggle to control their angsty teenage canine.
Marmaduke, the world’s most lovable Great Dane, leaps from comic strip fame (appearing in 600 newspapers in over 20 countries) to big screen stardom. In this family comedy event, the “Duke” is helping his family adjust to its new life in Orange County, California. But fitting in with his new four-legged friends – and a potential romantic interest — isn’t always easy for a super-sized teenage dog.
Why you care
You won’t, but your kids probably will.
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MARMADUKE is in theaters June 4th!
Marmaduke, the movie, has a lot of talent doing the voices:
Owen Wilson as the voice of Marmaduke, Lee Pace, Judy Greer, and William H. Macy, plus the voices of: Steve Coogan, Sam Elliott, Fergie, George Lopez, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Emma Stone, Kiefer Sutherland, Marlon Wayans
Marmaduke was a favorite comic of mine as a young boy.
I have heard that they overloaded the suggestive content in this movie, that makes it a tad unwatchable for those 8 and under.
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Our Clever Prediction
Marmaduke will probably be successful, 50 million at the box office.