Jun 25, 2019

MOVIE REVIEW | The Secret Life of Pets 2

In the original Secret Life of Pets, moviegoers are given an amusing look at what our pets do when we’re not home. Forget chewing on slippers and drinking out of the toilet, these extraordinary pets talk, sneak out of their homes and -along with their fellow furry friends - take on great adventures. It was a cleverly crafted film that was a box office hit.

And there within lies the problem. Where the first movie was new, cute and clever, The Secret Life of Pets 2 merely copies that formula, makes a few tweaks and calls it a day.

Unlike blockbusters like Shrek and Despicable Me, there’s no cryptic humour which only escorting adults in the theatre will get in Pets 2, it’s pretty much non-stop action reminiscent of Saturday morning cartoons, when such an entity still existed.

The animation is well done as are the vocal talents of Kevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet, Harrison Ford, Ellie Kemper and Chris Renaud.

If you're looking for a riveting storyline you may be disappointed, but if your intent is to keep the kiddies amused for 84 minutes, The Secret Life of Pets 2 will likely serve that purpose.