If you end you want to devote a weekend to devastating your own normality, be established in for a marathon of dog movies on Netflix. Just about any live-action movie boasting a hound as the exponent or crony will do. Almost without exception, these films take place in shattered macrocosms in which all residues of a sensible world have been torn asunder. Meditate we’re overdoing? Okay, below is a GIF from a real kids’ movie about a dog who becomes a professional wrestler. He emulates against actual humen, and one of his signature moves is to fucking suffocate them out with his minuscule hound paws 😛 TAGEND

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“It’s the only highway I can get sexual gratification when they are snipped me.”

That’s real. The movie is announced Russell Madness ( because the dog is a Jack Russell terrier and trademark infringement presumably slammed down their attempt to call it “RussellMania” ), and it’s merely a randomly selected illustration. Here’s a trailer for the equally unsettling Karate Dog 😛 TAGEND

The thing is, with any live-action pup movie, the madness is cooked in. First, they’re having to shoot around a mix of stunt dogs, dolls, and CGI, creating a broad range of miraculous hollow accomplishes that will assure every viewer that their world is naught but a dark revelry of perverted horrors.

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The nightmare future the Baha Men tried to warn us about .

Then you have a story in which the heroes have a problem that can only be solved by a dog.( Which in every direction is always going to be less capable than a human — thumbs matter, dammit !) And even stranger, the bad guys have to have some kind of dog-centric villainy project that doesn’t be given the chance in hell of making sense. This delivers us to 1992 ‘s lovable St. Bernard adventure, Beethoven .

This is Part 3 of our weeklong streak on moronic movie criminals, aka “Wait, What Was Their Scheme Again? ”

It Starts Out Simple Enough …

Charles Grodin’s family adopts an escaped St. Bernard and reads to affection the large-hearted guy despite his perniciou, cluttered antics. The cinema was a massive affect( it spawned seven sequels over the next 22 years, plus an animated TV succession ), and why not? Where on Earth will you find a human who won’t get a laughter out of an incensed Charles Grodin shooting around a big haphazard pup that’s loping amok at his barbecue?

But basic Hollywood story structure asks that every patch has a rascal, even a nonsensical bird-dog movie. In Air Bud , the basketball-playing pooch’s former owner is a dick and tries to embezzle him back. Other times it’s an evil bird-dog catcher, or a neighborhood bully, or a competitive dog. In Beethoven , they … croaked a different direction.

The Villain’s Profession Is Literally Shooting Dogs In The Skull

The antagonist here is one Dr. Herman Varnick, an imposter veterinarian who’s secretly working with a weapons firm. To experiment a brand-new route of missiles, he needs to try them on “dogs with huge skulls.” No, really! That’s the villain’s motivating!

So first he queries Beethoven and tells Grodin’s family that they should be careful, because St. Bernards can be prone to rapid aggressivenes. The second part of his strategy is, naturally, to toured the family at their home and place a false-hearted signal mauling by raining blood on himself and slamming Beethoven in the cheek until the dog greetings. He then threatens to press charges unless the dog is put down, and Grodin capitulates and causes him take the dog.

The family then reconsiders and racetracks the doc back to his evil laboratory, where he’s preparatory to, surely, SHOOT BEETHOVEN IN THE FUCKING HEAD 😛 TAGEND

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“Why yes, I am fully erect. That’s … part of the experiment.”

What is he even researching ?? He needs to shoot a live hound in the premier with a six-gun from near-point-blank-range? There’s no other action to test the efficiency of this missile? Like, say, by filming the skull of an already-deceased hound? Does he need to see the light go out of its eyes? Hell, he’s not even valuing the interval, or filming this experimentation, or substantiating it in any way!

Wait, What Was His Program Again?

Seriously, what does this experiment even substantiate? Is this weapons fellowship going to proudly advertise their “Saint-Bernard-Skull-Obliterating-Strength Bullets”? We’d make a farce that this guy might not really be a scientist, but why, at the story stage, utter him a weapons’ scientist at all? Why can’t he simply be a crazy guy who detests bird-dogs? This is so fucking creepy! And it gets worse!

Grodin interrupts the test by gate-crashing into the chamber through a skylight. At which station medical doctors immediately decides he has no remorses about hitting him too. That’s right, in like an hour of screen time, he graduated from “We need to test these bullets” to “We need to shoot a live hound in the skull” to “Let’s abduct this family’s vast pup instead of procuring another one” to “Screw it , now let’s kill the human papa to cover this all up.” That missile company actually involves that dog-skull data. Recurring the venture to get a large enough sample size is going to require a small-scale genocide.

Fortunately, the PG family movie has a happy dissolving. First, another pup comes along and starts chewing on the doctor’s genitalia.

Then one of “their childrens” hurtles the family auto through the wall of the laboratories, affecting a tray of medical equipment which propels a dozen syringes into the evil doctor’s torso .

Did he … scheme that? Is that a skill that child has? HOW DID HE PRACTICE IT ?!?

The scientist’s collaborators( one of which is Stanley Tucci) then get shot off by a jam-pack of dogs playing on the children’s guilds — a pursuit that ends with them getting mauled by an entirely different multitude of dogs.

The denouement boasts the evil scientists get is guilty of animal savagery. No one seems worried about the several dozen atrocities the family committed in the course of stopping them, including at least two misdemeanours which, to be fair, probably don’t exist on the books because they’ve never happened before. All of this is conveyed to the audience by a neighbourhood Tv reporter who seems singularly unmoved by the incongruous hallucination she’s describing. And why not? She knows she’s living in a pup movie nature, where madness reigns.

Our series on moronic devil intrigues continues tomorrow with one of the most critically acclaimed horror movies of all time! Catch up with our previous deconstructions of Loki and Darth Vader .

Make sure to check out the rest of the streak :

Why Loki Sucks As A Villain( And Keeps Getting Worse )

The Big Reason Why Darth Vader Is Actually A Crappy Villain

The Villain From Dr. Strange Is Too Dumb To Live

The Idiotic Doomsday Plan Villains Keep Trying

John Wick’s Enemies Seem To Demand To Get Shot

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