All right then, oh wise and munificent sages, what is YOUR Underdog? I’d forgotten how deep and rich the story of a flying super-dog was, how it was a cornerstone of American culture. Would you have actually preferred a cartoon version? It has Patrick Warburton in it as Cad! That’s gotta add value! It’s Ultimate Underdog!
The Dope is my Shepherd, I shall not want.
It maketh me to know good stuff.
It leadeth me to the True Vision.
It restoreth me in the paths of righteousness in Cecil’s name.
Yea as I walk through through Valley of the Shadow of Hollywood,
I shall fear no evil, for Thy Ideas and Thy Faith they comfort me.
Thou preparest for me a film in the presence of mine enemies.
Thou fill up my head with pop culture, my brains runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Geek for ever.
And yes, it’s not perhaps the 80’s title I would have picked to redo, but it could have been worse. It could be this. I liked it, a lot. If you didn’t, that’s your right, but I feel you’re making a mistake in blithely dismissing it out of hand. Look at Transformers-I’m sure lots of people were disappointed that it wasn’t another cartoon movie, but it was great, if not totally faithful to the source material in all respects. And I regret the extra exclamation point in the title. I don’t know what came over me.