Excellent but underrated film
Although I seem to have had higher expectations than I thought, the movie is super entertaining.
It is encouraging that the film ends so strongly.Otherwise, it wouldn't have been a particularly memorable film
The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
I WAS going to be nice to this movie, since it just looked like your typical talking dog movie, and it didn't look all THAT stupid at first. But then it just goes right up the deep end into total GARBAGE. The villain is an idiot, the hound's means and methods don't make any sense, the acting is terrible, the decent animation is sadly overlooked, the story is full of cliches and contrivances, and seriously, the Halloween hound is defeated by a FART!?I don't care if this is a direct-to-DVD talking dog movie, I expected BETTER from you, DISNEY. I expected a LOT better.
I watched this movie last night, and I'm still in shock. I can't understand how the producers of the movie weren't sued. Honestly, this was an extremely bad copy of Hocus Pocus. There's a scene with a dance, a male witch, talking animals, a legend, a book with spells, a man who behaves like a zombie. I could not believe what I was watching. Hocus Pocus is one of my favourite childhood films, and it felt a little bit insulting to see how shamelessly the producers of this film had stolen everything from it. It's just a pity because there are some known names on the cast list. However, I did not see what other viewers are complaining about, the Christian matter. There are a lot of films with witches, talking animals and spells, and kids don't get traumatized by it. It's scarier fanaticism and complaining about talking dogs than this movie.
I have read a review on here with a person being so upset that the spooky buddies is pushing religion in the face of their children!!!! The BUDDIES series is a Disney made series for children and young people, it do not push religion in your face, it's all for who ever believes in what ever....I am united, a Christianity religion but that does not mean the movie is poking religion in my face or your. If you look into all movies and TV shows your child watches, you will see that all movies are created to entertain a certain audience....I am all for the SPOOKY BUDDIES and all of their movies. Children love the buddies, and it isn't all about religion...just some people want to cause a riot I guess
I managed to get hold of an advanced copy of the movie and my 9 year old was jumping for joy about that, I wasn't holding my breath about watching this movie with her but we both laughed within 30 seconds of it starting. The production quality was equal to the other 3 in the series and I was very pleased because of that alone. The acting was pretty over the top but for young kids it was perfect and nothing too scary, the story line was pretty thin but it kept my little girl dancing up and down right up to the final elimination of the bad evil Warlock. It was all too cheesy but these movies are what it is all about as kids love cheesy and need a simple plot or they get lost. I for one will say it is OK for young kids and not too silly but Pixar movies are far superior and let kids use their own imagination more as well as letting adults enjoy them.