|Genres:||Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family|
|Crew:||Original Music Composer: Alexandre Desplat | Producer: Janet Healy | Director: Chris Renaud | Co-Director: Jonathan del Val | Screenplay: Brian Lynch | Writer: Brian Lynch|
Max the terrier must cope with some major life changes when his owner gets married and has a baby. When the family takes a trip to the countryside, nervous Max has numerous run-ins with canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey. Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog who tries to cure the lovable pooch of his neuroses.
‘The Secret Life of Pets’ is a weird franchise; I don’t see kids really walking around with Max plushies, nor do I see stories filled with toys from the movie. The original unexpectedly made all this money and so now we have this generic film. There are many, many worse films you could show you children if they like animals - it’s a harmless 90 minutes and its not like their aren’t laughs. I just wish the film was a whole lot more creative. - Chris dos Santos
Read Chris' full article... https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/article/review-the-secret-life-of-pets-2-crowd-pleasingly-generic-again
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