My mom was pretty excited when The Secret Lives of Pets #2 came out recently. Before I share my take on it, I better back up and give you a quick overview of #1.
The Secret Lives of Pets #1 came out in 2016 and follows the quiet life of a terrier named Max until his life is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes. What makes the movie fun is the diverse group of friends Max has, who ultimately help save him from a mean bunny. The scenes of the pets and what they do after their human’s leave for work are hilarious and worth the price of admission, but the movie is much more. I won’t ruin it for you, but the plot has twists and turns that keep you guessing and laughing. The Secret Lives of Pets #1 is available on DVD or OnDemand, and I recommend it. Kids and adults alike will find it entertaining.
Cue The Secret Live of Pets #2: The same main character, Max, has a life-altering event that freaks him out. He once again finds himself in a stressful situation, and his clan of crazy animals come to his aid. Unfortunately, the plot wasn’t as strong in #2, and it attempted to go in too many directions. Personally, I think they tried too hard. The magical scenes of the pets without their humans were missing, and despite a great cast of stars, it fell flat. Little humans will probably still enjoy the flick, but you might want to save your money and wait for the DVD.
Coming soon is the movie, The Art of Racing in the Rain. My mom loved that book (except the last chapter, which I ate to protect her) and it should be a heart-warming movie.