The last time I saw The Koi Boys live (so to speak) I was in an audience of two and they only performed one song – a pitch-perfect rendition of doo-wop favourite “Sh-Boom”, the same song that catapulted them to stardom during the blind audition round of reality singing show The Voice Australia.
It’s been 10 years to the month since Mamma Mia! set the world’s box offices on fire with an unlikely pastiche of 30-year-old ditties being karaoked on a Greek island floating somewhere near London’s Pinewood studios – and now here we go again.
Show Dogs has one function and one alone.
It’s children’s entertainment in which parents should feel comfortable falling asleep, confident that this assembly-line action-comedy about a police Rottweiler, and his trainer, going undercover at a dog show is going to supply 92 minutes of innocuous distraction.