on 20 January 2006
This is the follow-up to the brilliant 'Shiloh' which features the same beagle and most of the same cast.
The story is easy to understand, even for little ones. It is set in a semi-rural US neighbourhood where Marty and his beagle Shiloh live.
The beagle previously belonged to neighbour Judd Travers, who badly treated Shiloh. 11-year old Marty, his new owner, lives in constant fear that Judd will take Shiloh back.
One dark evening, Shiloh 'rescues' Judd by finding him in his crashed truck and alerting Marty. Judd gradually recovers and Marty helps to look after him and his dogs, which finally helps to turn Judd around.
Both the beagle Shiloh and the 'bad' Judd travers are the absolute stars in this children's film. The story keeps youngsters glued to the screen. There is no actual violence, although some may question the need for Judd's heavy beer drinking. Judd's use of guns is an integral part of the story; it is not glorified in any way.
This film provides wholesome entertainment, suitable for ages 4+. Parents need not be concerned about foul language, swearing, profanities or bad role models. This film contains none.
If your children (and you) like dogs, this is a great film!