October 27th, 2015, Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM Pictures released Max to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. From the second I showed Dane the preview, he had to have it. While we don't have any immediate family members in the military, I knew the boys would enjoy learning a little about how it truly affects families across the U.S., plus we are huge dog fans in this house.
The synopsis says "A precision-trained military dog, Max serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. But when things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max, traumatized by the loss of his best friend, is unable to remain in service. Sent stateside, the only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyle’s teenage brother, Justin, so Max is saved when he is adopted by Kyle’s family. But Justin has issues of his own, including living up to his father’s expectations, and he isn’t interested in taking responsibility for his brother’s troubled dog.
However, Max may be Justin’s only chance to discover what really happened to his brother that day on the front, and with the help of Carmen, a tough-talking young teen who has a way with dogs, Justin begins to appreciate his canine companion. Justin’s growing trust in Max helps the four-legged veteran revert back to his heroic self, and as the pair race to unravel the mystery, they find more excitement—and danger—than they bargained for. But they each might also find an unlikely new best friend…in each other."
After the boys watched the movie, I asked what they thought and both said it was a really good movie. Dane said there were quite a few sad moments, but in the end he loved seeing the bond between Max and Justin. Our boys each have "their dog" and the bonds they share were reflecting in watching the movie.
Blu-ray Combo Pack $35.99