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The Queen's Corgi (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: The Queen's Corgi
Year: 2019
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Directed By: Vincent Kesteloot, Ben Stassen
Starring: Jack Whitehall, Julie Walters, Tom Courtenay
About: The British monarch's (Dame Julie Walters') favorite dog gets lost from the palace and finds himself at a dog fight club. He then begins his long journey to find his way back home
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_YVjq737jY

My Review:
Having thought that this would be a nice little family film in order to watch when I got home from work in order to relax and seeing how this is on Netflix I decided to see if it was any good and relax to watch it. Being a fan of Jack Whitehall who voices in the main character as well I thought that this would be a film in which I would enjoy especially as I love dogs.

I did think that it was cute seeing Rex as a puppy compared to an adult as it gave the audience a better understanding of why the other corgi's thought he was annoying and didn't really like him that much as a result. By showing this it also shows how much the character of Rex was able to change throughout the film to the point he just wants to be with the girl he likes even if that leaves leaving the palace in which he was longing to come back to throughout the movie. I did think that the impression of Trump was pretty accurate as well and that did make me laugh as just seemed to capture his personality really well even if it was just for a couple of moments. I do think that it is nice that the dogs from the kennels that Rex ends up in help to save him at the end of the movie and that the queen decides to adopt them giving them a family and meaning that Rex gets to be with his friends and the dog in which he falls in love with.

However, there was a lot about this film in which I didn't like such as a lot of the humour within the film which actually just made me feel more uncomfortable more than anything and made me feel like they were trying to say the sexual comments were okay. Not only this but by showing how do fights were okay made me feel rather sick and feel like this is something in which made me want to turn the film off on more than one occasion even though you couldn't see anything in which was that violent. Having the royal family throughout was expected with this however I feel like it was horribly promoting the royal family and throwing it in the audience's faces rather than actually focusing on the movie and the dog in which ends up being abandoned and wanting to go home which did disappoint me a lot as I feel this made this movie get old really fast in my opinion. Not only this but basically showing how the kennel owner was neglecting the dogs by not noticing fights, putting unfriendly dogs together and seeming to really not care about them at all just frustrated me feel like this film was wanting frustrate people more than have a nice happy family movie.

Overall, I feel that this movie was disappointing and feel that it didn't have the effect in which I was hoping when I put this movie on. There is a lot in which I feel that this movie would have been able to do in order to make this film better and one that a family would love to watch. I would recommend this to people who love the royal family. Personally, this is a film in which I wouldn't watch again.

My Rating: 2/5 

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