Thoughts while watching 'Space Buddies' (Alt. title: Doggie Style)

The tiniestsprinter is calling some bullshit ‘computer emergency’. If he were a real blogger…. anyway. Andrew (from I Will Yes, otherwise known as the guy who schooled me with some literary quotage, otherwise known as Yes I said Yes) DID post his. Dawn, who was the driving force behind the movie choice, also posted hers. Yay Andrew and Dawn. Boo Sam.

HahahhaaHAHAH I am so funny.  I must be the only person alive who has considered making a doggy style joke in reference to this movie.

You guys, my heart is not in this tonight. A movie about DOGS, in SPACE? What could conceivably be better? I need to shake this cranky ass mood off. Right…. now. Done.

The Movie Club movie this cycle is Space Buddies.

Uh oh. Is that the only girl dog... in pink? GiGANtic sigh. How do you end up with empowered women if... ok sorry, dogs. Puppies. Cute. Moving on.

Uh oh. Is that the only girl dog... in pink? GiGANtic sigh. How do you end up with empowered women if... ok sorry, dogs. Puppies. Cute. Moving on.

We’re going to have a style change tonight. If I give you my actual ‘thoughts while watching Space Buddies’ I’m pretty sure there would be a lot more of what you’re seeing in the caption above, and the point of movie club is not to get all worked up about what we’re teaching our little girls. The point of movie club is to be at least a teeny bit funny and bond long distance with taylor, sam, and whoever else wants to be supercool.

The entire movie is based on the puppies shown above. Their names, in order, are Rosebud, Budderball, Buddha, B-dawg, and Mudball. The spudsmckenzie dog whose gravity suit doesn’t seem to be functioning quite as well is Spudnick. Not pictured is the ferret, voiced by Amy Sedaris. That’s right – Amy Sedaris. As a ferret.

No, this is not appropriate for the Space Buddies target audience. Yes, I did in fact have to make this because no one that I could find had yet stuck naked Amy Sedaris next to a ferret.

No, this is not appropriate for the Space Buddies target audience. Yes, I did in fact have to make this because no one that I could find had yet stuck naked Amy Sedaris next to a ferret.

The puppies actually belong to children. I would describe the children for you, but they’re pretty much exactly the same as the puppies. Girly, nerdy, quasiasian, poser, um… sorta dirty. Done. However, they must be some of the luckiest kids on the planet because their puppies are smart enough to get into a space station.

I have tried this. Not taking dogs into space – taking dogs into places they’re not supposed to go. I can’t get a dog into a library and these dogs got themselves into a space stationy thing. I am humbled.

Anyway. The dogs get into space. They find little doggy spacesuits somewhere (either I missed where or the target audience doesn’t care about silly details like that). At that point, the adventure begins – oh yes it does.

Theres a little of this.

There's a little of this.

A little of this.

A little of this.

Not nearly enough of this.

Not nearly enough of this.

But the end! Oh the end!

Ok, fine. I didn’t finish it. I’m assuming they get home, right? Right?

I’m left with a couple of questions, though. First, why all goldens? I get that Air Bud started the franchise… but the CGI is not great and the dogs aren’t that easy to tell apart. Why not a golden, a terrier, a pug, a dane, and a labradoodle? Diversity, Disney. I know you’re working on that in your other cartoons, but species discrimination is still discrimination.

Second, did you know that Santa Buddies comes out in a mere two months? You’ll find me outside the theater at midnight the night before, just in case it sells out.

Actual IMDB quote: If you enjoying this title, our database recommends MVP: Most Vertical Primate.

Actual IMDB quote: If you enjoyed this title, our database recommends "MVP: Most Vertical Primate". No word on if the vertical primate will be wearing pink. Probably not - standing up straight is for the menfolk.

Emma’s rating: vanilla birthday cake with vanilla frosting from a can. And boring colored sprinkles.

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3 responses to “Thoughts while watching 'Space Buddies' (Alt. title: Doggie Style)

  1. Pingback: movie club: space buddies « the tiniest sprinter

  2. carl n.

    That’s really Amy Sedaris?!!! – D

  3. samburglar

    holy god, amy sedaris looks like a nightmare-born sexed-up gremlin lady.

    when santa buddies comes out, i’ll buy a plane ticket to CO and wait in line with you. there’s absolutely no way i’m missing that one.

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