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REVIEW: Secret Life of Pets 2

Here’s my review for The Secret Life od Pets 2 featuring the voices of Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Harrison Ford, Jenny Slare, Tiffany Haddish, Nick Kroll and more. The film is directed by Chris Renaud and Jonathan Del Val.

Max and his buddies are back for more laughs and cute moments. And they have grown up and matured a bit since we last saw them. Max and Duke has it the most with their small family growing with the Katie getting married and having a kid named Liam.

The animation for Secret Life of Pets 2 continued to develop and you can spot where animation has evolved.

I found the plot of Secret Life of Pets 2 more appealinf than the first one. I dunno. It speaks volumes about family and having to grow into a role while at the same time accepting that things can change.

What really changed for Secret Life 2 was the interconnected stories these pets have. Gone were the days when we all had to focus on getting Max back. This time everybody has to go through things like Snowball (Kevin Hart) and his superhero obsession or Gidget (Jenny Slate) and her continued love for Max and “their baby”, a toy bee called busybee, which she lost to a cat lady’s apartment in another floor.

I liked this sequel because they really made a point to give more characterization for the main characters.

And just like real life, these little changes brought them up, changed them while bringing them to their core. Something the first movie did not because it had a narrative focus and a different story to tell, which revolved around Max.

Nothing stellar with the voicework for this film. Well maybe Harrison Ford playing himself playing a dog named Rooster is something to write about. Whatever the legendary Han Solo does, he literally and figuratively makes his own.

Do we need a third movie? To be honest, no. But if they do Secret Life of Pets 3, you can be sure I’ll be there.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 – Verdict


Secret Life of Pets 2 has a refreshing tone, its not shackled down by the past film as it threads new ground. Great animation with fun music and score as well as great additions to the already impressive ro(o)ster. Still we have one important question that never really gets answered. Do we need a sequel in the first place? Still, while we never really asked for a sequel, its still a nice film.

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