Red Dog: True Blue

By Angie Raphael

With so many action-packed blockbusters filling cinemas these days, it is great to unwind with an innocent and simple film from time to time, and Red Dog: True Blue is about as heartfelt as they come. This prequel to the beloved Red Dog explores the relationship between the puppy and his first owner, Mick, played by the very talented Levi Miller in the younger years and Jason Isaacs as an adult. Writer Daniel Taplitz produced a tight script exploring themes of love, family, friendship and Aboriginal culture. Director Kriv Stenders also beautifully captured Western Australia's expansive north and the film looks just as good as any Hollywood production. It probably was not necessary to make this prequel and it may not be quite as emotional as the original, but Red Dog: True Blue is a feel-good film for the whole family.