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Review: Alpha and Omega

Talking-wolf movie includes one of Dennis Hopper's final performances
By TOM MEEK  |  September 16, 2010
2.0 2.0 Stars


If Lionsgate wants to take a bite out of the animated film market dominated by Pixar and Disney, it’ll have to do better than this toothless stray. The social problem it confronts is serious enough, however — class differences.

Here, Canadian wolves are divided into the two castes of the title, and never shall those from opposite ends mate. Which is the problem for Humphrey (Justin Long), a slacker Omega, who falls for Kate (Hayden Panettiere), an Alpha promised to a lupine from another clan. It’s human intervention (a relocation to Idaho!) that gives him a shot.

Meanwhile, two rival packs ready for war (one side led by the late Dennis Hopper and the other by Danny Glover). It’s embarrassingly pat and predictable except for the golfing goose and his duck caddy, who are about all that keeps this kiddie fare from lifting its leg on the adults.

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