Boy, have I got a story for you!
I was in Robinsons Galleria browsing comic books with friends when, all of a sudden, the store owners gave us free passes to The Secret Life of Pets 2. Seriously. We were just browsing and they offered us the tickets. Who would say no to a free movie screening, right? The story gets better.
We found a bunch of our friends in the geek community watching along with us. All of this came from a visit to the comic book shop so, I’d like to thank our dear friends at Comic Odyssey for the passes and to the team that organized the event. Anyway, on to the movie.
The movie continues the journey of Max aka Tiny Dog (voiced by Patton Oswalt) as he adjusts to life as a dog with a child master. You see, his master Katie settles down with a husband and she has a child named Liam. Tiny Dog wasn’t happy with Liam at first but, he begins to care for Liam as time passed. He becomes very protective and, we began to see him care for Liam a lot.
We also revisit his fellow furry friends Snowball, Daisy and Gidget. The three critters have their own side stories that merge with Tiny Dog’s story towards the end of the film.
One day, Tiny Dog goes to the country to visit his human’s relatives and we get to see his character evolve from city slicker to well…you have to watch the movie to see what happens next!
I was not expecting a lot from this film. In fact, I haven’t even seen the first movie. Luckily, that did not hinder my viewing experience. Secret Life of Pets 2 was a feel good movie that showed a lot of heart.
For an Illumination Production, this movie stood out for its original plot with an important reminder to love our fuzzy friends because they would do anything for us.
Stay for a little of the post credits. You’ll be surprised what these fuzz balls can do with a certain rap song about a city in the Southeastern US.
Final Grade: 5/5