The Queen’s Corgi review: There aren’t enough cute dogs to disguise the fact that it’s a pretty unimaginative story – The Sun
THE Queen's Corgi has a lot of bark but not much bite.
Movie fans have been spoilt for choice when it comes to animations this year, but directors Ben Stassen and Vincent Kesteloot’s Buckingham Palace-set caper won’t fill you with much puppy love.
Inspired by Elizabeth II’s favourite canines, the story centres on a young corgi pup called Rex (Jack Whitehall) who is spoilt rotten by Her Royal Highness.
He lives the life of luxury in the palace along with fellow corgis Charlie (Matt Lucas), Nelson (Anthony Skordi ) and Patmore (Nadia Wadia) and soon enough he’s made the Queen’s official Top Dog.
However, after a state visit from the US President, Rex soon ends up in the doghouse and on the wrong side of the palace gates.
That’s when the real world hits the young pup hard and only with the help of a band of strays will he be able to survive a dog fight club and find his way home.
NWave Pictures have made a good looking animation but there is so much wrong with this film, it’s hard to know where to start.
John R. Smith and Rob Sprackling’s dialogue is naff, the jokes for adults are more than eye-rolling and the ones for children, as well as the plot, are far too basic to keep the young ones’ interested for 85 minutes.
There’s not much to the doggy characters either, just awkward versions of outdated class stereotypes.
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Whitehall turns his posh boy voice up to an infuriating level for his poor, little privileged purebred, while Ray Winstone as Tyson, the Pit Bull Terrier boss of the animal shelter, is of course doing the working class bruiser shtick.
And let’s not forget the jarring addition of President Trump whose own pet Mitzi seems to have the same understanding of sexual consent as her owner.
The Queen’s Corgi may not be the worst animated movie ever made but there aren’t enough cute dogs to disguise the fact that it’s a pretty unimaginative story that will definitely not age well.
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