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The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)


Starring the voice of:
Patton Oswalt
Eric Stonestreet
Kevin Hart
Jenny Slate
Tiffany Haddish

Directed by Chris Renaud

The animation is just as lame as the first movie , in fact I preferred the first movie to this.

Just like the first movie this movie is about talking pets. It’s focus is on the life of Max, a Jack Russell Terrier, Duke a large, brown, shaggy Newfoundland mix and their owner, Katie. We have an addition to this family of Max, Katie's husband and son.

A Secret Life of Pets 2 is a CGI animation from Illumination studios, a sequel to The Secret Life of Pets (2016) and the second feature film in the franchise. Notably, Patton Oswalt replaces Louis C.K. as the voice of Max. Like I said in the first review, this movie feels like a Disney ripoff. Most notably the movie feels like a Toy Story ripoff.

The movie’s weak point is that it runs three parallel stories at the same time never giving much power to any. It was like watching an animated TV-series, set for toddlers. Then it does a weird merge of the stories together, with each bring its strong point to the new main tale at the end, which is just filled with running around by the pets and the circus animals.

The movie follows Max and his overprotective default nature. In the first movie of this movie series, he was overprotective of his owner, Katie. There he had issues with the new dog Duke which Katie introduced to the family. Now he has developed another overprotective clinging to Katie’s son Liam. A child he first disliked and now wants to save from the danger of the whole world.

The family goes on a trip to a farm, where Max gets to mix with new animals he is not familiar with and gets introduced to the dog on the farm, Rooster. Rooster tries to help Max overcome his overprotective nature and then gives Max some pointers on overcoming his fears.

Then the movie does things in a way that just distracts the fun, we have to focus on Gidget trying to learn the way of the cat to rescue a toy she was entrusted with.
Thirdly, Snowball gets infatuated with the life of a hero. His owner dresses him up as a hero in their make belief games in the morning before school. Snowball is on a mission, all dressed in his hero uniform to go save a tiger which is being forced/trained to be a circus performing animal.

There movie is probably going to turn a financial profit, its release date is not having to face much competition. But I hope it ends here with this dull animated franchise.


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