Manny and Rufus

The other day I saw this new Nickelodeon film called Rufus and it's a short movie indeed only 50 minutes long. It stares Jace Norman who also plays an other character Henry Danger. The story is about a dog that turns into a boy. The only difference is usually in other TV shows and films is about the kid turning into a dog and the dog would remain stuck as a dog and the kid of course wouldn't like it but in Rufus it's totally the opposite because the dog turns into a boy. So it's an unusual film. The movie starts out very with those bad guys after a magic amulet which they were trying to steal and  the guy that owns the amulet who lost it and eventually this boy called Manny (role played by Davis Cleveland) finds it when he was playing with his pet dog outside at the park downtown.
 
Jace Norman and Davis Cleveland in Rufus

Jace Norman and Davis Cleveland in Rufus
Manny who is new in town trying to fit in at school and has a cruch on a student there and the only friend in the world for him is his dog Rufus. Manny puts the amulet around his pet's neck wishing that his dog would be like his best boy friend which obviously he is but he's not a boy. So Manny wakes up the next morning and found out that his dog turned out to a boy, a role played by Jace Norman. This film is pretty funny and it had lots of good jokes with Rufus basically not knowing how to act like a human. He does lots of silly things like chasing squirrels and soccer balls. When a teacher at school tells him to sit down he literally sits down on the ground like dogs do. Sometimes Rufus would smell people inappropriately just like a dog would do in real life. One thing I think would have been done to make this film better is technically the amulet can do anything that you want. You could put the amulet around your neck and wish to be a super hero. But they didn't do that for this movie, they basically went with one wish. It's like finding a jinnie lamp as you can wish for anything. Manny could have wished for anything he wants because he saw the work of the amulet on his dog eventhough he did not really mean that his pet turns into a boy. He just could grab the amulet put it around his neck and wishes for being top kid at his school for example. He didn't try none of that which is a little bit silly. The story line did not go further with the idea of the amulet.
Jace Norman and Davis Cleveland in Rufus

Jace Norman and Davis Cleveland in Rufus
I Think this film was just a cash in because Nickelodeon knows Henry Danger is a big hit. They know that if they hire Jace Norman to play an other role in a movie they can make lots of money. And I think that's the main reason Rufus film was made. Alot of real life tv movies starring kids these days are getting really old. I know they are popular with films like High School Musical. But anyway the amulet of Rufus was destroyed by the bad guys and he was stuck as a dog again forgood. But it wasn't a sad ending because Rufus is meant to be a pet afterall and eventually Manny ends up being top boy at school. It is basically a happy ending. I guess I give this film a 7 out of 10 because in terms of story it doesn't really go far and it doesn't really fascinate everyone. If Nickelodeon decided to work harder making the story of this film nice and long and "more funny" with more creative ideas, they could 've made this a cinema movie on the big screan. However many people would disagree with me because they love Henry Danger as knwon as Jace Norman.