A writers room somewhere:
"What about Rise of Planet of The Apes but with DOGS"
Just as well there isn't alot of dependency on having dialogue further the plot as I had no idea what was being said by anyone for the most part. Still, I never took my eyes off it. A superbly well made film with an incredible performance by Joaquin Phoenix (mumbles and all).
I skipped school 20 years ago so I could go and watch this movie on the afternoon it was released.
Loved it at the time and I still do.
Yeah it's not without its faults and has weird shifts in tone and pacing but you can say the same about any film that's simultaneously aimed at kids and middle aged nerds.