Revue of The Secret of Life of Pets
Release Date: July 8, 2016
Directed By: Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney
Louis C.K. voices Max a sheltered terrier living in a New York building and all is well with the world until his dog lover owner adopts another dog named Duke voiced by Eric Stonestreet and expectedly the dogs don’t get along. One day while taking a walk outside their apartment, the dogs are attacked by some ferocious alley cats but are saved in the nick of time by a bunny named Snowball (Kevin Hart) who recruits them into his gang who have a thing against humans.
I am sure everyone wonders what their pets are up to when they are not around and unfortunately, we may never know because I am sure what happened in this movie could never happen to any pets. The adventure they enjoyed/endured was outrageous and farfetched…and that’s not a bad thing because it allowed the movie to room to explore.
Pretty much everyone who wanted to see this movie did so because they were curious to see Kevin Hart’s execution as the mean bunny. Well, for me, his performance want bad but I won’t say it was fantastic either.
One thing I took away from this movie is that living a sheltered life makes a person rather myopic in their thinking. It’s not enough to be smart, but a person must also be street smart and wise in the ways of the world. I think this movie conveyed that message pretty well. Other than this, the movie was bang average.
There have been quite a number of animated movies this year but this isn’t one of the best of them and so it get a 5.6/10 rating on my awesome-o-metre.
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