Scoot & Loot makes a Christmas Hoot
Having just moved to Heber Valley with his daughters Kassie (Ariana Bagley) and Esther (Camrey Bagley), Paul Stevenson (Luke Perry - Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts) is the new bank manager, a job which comes with various risks as there has been a spate of bank robberies in the state in the past few weeks. It was during one of those robberies that police dog Jake got swept down river whilst giving chase and when he didn't return his handler thought he was dead. But Jake was found by Kassie who decides to name him Scoot whilst hiding him from her dad as she knows he will make her give him up. Kassie also happens to be helping Pastor Bailey (Adam Johnson) with the church choir but thanks to Scoot becomes suspicious of the two new security guards her dad has hired as he recognizes them as the robbers he gave chase to.
Whilst reviewing Christmas movies I have to keep on reminding myself who the movie is probably for as it would be overly harsh to judge a movie intended for children as if it was made for adults. That brings me to "Scoot & Kassie's Christmas Adventure" or "K-9 Adventures: A Christmas Tale" as it is also known as it is a movie most certainly aimed at the eight to fifteen age group with a simple storyline, simple humour and equally simple characters but little for adults.
As such what we get in "Scoot & Kassie's Christmas Adventure" is a lot of familiar story ideas from the new in town girl struggling to fit in, finding a lost dog to bond with through to a couple of inept robbers who with every Christmas movie I watch seem to get more and more inept. It doesn't take a genius to guess how things will play out be it when it comes to Scoot and Kassie or the robbers but for young teens it is a pleasant enough Christmas movie. And as for adults, well it doesn't offer a great deal other than some innocent charm and Luke Perry playing the sort of nice guy widowed father which is probably appealing to those who grew up watching him in "Beverly Hills 90210".
What this all boils down to is that if you are looking for a cute Christmas movie to put on for your young teens then "Scoot & Kassie's Christmas Adventure" should keep them amused. But it has little for grown ups to watch other than maybe Luke Perry for those who remember him from his "Beverly Hills 90210" days.