I’m not entirely sure if I saw the original “Benji” from 1974, which this latest film is based on, so I have no way of comparing them. The dog featured in this recent one is very well-trained to do tricks, like putting a key in a lock and turning it to open a locked door. He even turns lights on and off with a pull cord. And he moves furniture around. Otherwise this is a plucky pup turned into a stunt hero.
Everyone’s favorite pawsome hero is coming home to Netflix in this brand new family film! Join Benji as he proves to the world that with love and determination in his heart, no obstacle is too big. Bad guys don’t stand a chance.YouTube
At any rate, whichever version you watch, this dog is cute. And if rumours are true, he was plucked from obscurity as a flea-infested mutt, and is now a shining dog star (and yes, I’m Sirius about that).