Released to DVD Nov. 3, Max is one film not to miss!
By Emma R., ’19
Based loosely around a true story, the movie follows the story of a bomb-sniffing Belgian Shepherd Dog who is shipped home from war after his handler, Kyle Wincott, (Robbie Amell) dies in open fire while hunting down hidden weapons in Afghanistan. After returning to the United States, the only person that Max really relates to is Kyle’s younger brother, Justin (Josh Wiggins). Justin, doesn’t want anything to do with is late brother’s dog, but overtime, with help from Justin’s best friend Chuy (Dejon LaQuake), and Chuy’s animal loving cousin Carmen (Mia Xitlali), the three embark on an adventure to discover the truth behind Kyle’s death.
Directed by Max Winkler, this realistic tale of a dog who bonded so closely with his handler, the film contains heartwarming moments, like when Max plays his paws on the casket of his late handler and then lies beside it for the rest of the funeral. The film is a heart wrenching, action packed story that will leave the audience on the edge of their seats, whether it’s at home on the couch, or settled in a sleeping bag at a sleepover party. This film is definitely for all ages. But, with the action that unfolds, such as the fight scenes in Afghanistan and the bike chase at the end, some parts may not be appropriate for younger viewers. But, there is more in store, even after the end credits roll. Included with the DVD is behind the scenes of the training of the not one, but six dogs that played Max throughout the movie. The hard work that both the actors and the dogs put forth as the reason why the movie was such a success.