Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank
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A hard-on-his-luck hound Hank (Michael Cera) finds himself in a town full of cats who need a hero to defend them from a ruthless villain's (Ricky Gervais) evil plot to wipe their village off the map. With help from a reluctant teacher (Samuel L. Jackson) to train him, our underdog must assume the role of town samurai and team up with the villagers to save the day. The only problem… cats hate dogs!
- Michael Cera
- Samuel L. Jackson
- Ricky Gervais
- Mel Brooks
- George Takei
- Aasif Mandvi
- Gabriel Iglesias
- Djimon Hounsou
- Michelle Yeoh
- Kylie Kuioka
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If you love Blazing Saddles and want a kid-friendly version, this is it. There are some genuinely funny parts but also bits that dragged. The short in front however was truly horrible- if main feature had resembled that, would have left after 10 minutes. But the feature itself was delightful
Despite its risqué origins, “Paws of Fury” manages to dish out lighthearted fun, swashbuckling action and surface-level messaging about following your dreams, though not every joke lands.
It’s a breezy, funny, highly self-referential flick steeped in movie history.
Reckless cultural insensitivities aside, Stone and Hopper’s writing is simply not smart or funny. Poop and fart jokes comprise the core of their repertoire, and if you’re curious how reliant the film is on this material, Paramount is literally handing out whoopee cushions to promote the film.