Movie Review: The Secret Life Of Pets (Universal)

Do you know what your pets are doing while you’re away? In The Secret Life Of Pets, we are introduced to Max the dog. He loves his owner Katie and […]

Do you know what your pets are doing while you’re away?

In The Secret Life Of Pets, we are introduced to Max the dog. He loves his owner Katie and spends most of his days just waiting for her to come home from work. Max’s whole world gets turned upside down when Katie brings home a new dog named Duke. The two of them don’t get along at all, that is until they lose their collars on the streets of NYC and realize how much they need each other to survive.

The Secret Life Of Pets was created by Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures. The same team that brought us the Despicable Me and Minions films. And they keep the same type of animation style, and it works for this film.

I found the film hilarious overall, but there are some parts that really have some heart to it.

Voice cast includes Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart in their animated feature-film debuts. and co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks. The cast does a fantastic job portraying the emotion that’s needed in each scene. But it’s definitely Kevin Hart’s portrayal of the militant and slightly insane, bunny rabbit, Snowball, that steals the show.

The film also starts with a Minions short that was just so funny. It really reminded me of the old MGM and Looney Tunes cartoons. Yes, that silly.

I got a chance to bring my 4 year son Sean to the screening. So why don’t we see what he thought of the film:

Hey, he’s 4. What do you what?

The film is rated PG, but there were some scary scenes for younger children. So parents, please take note.

Overall I thought this was a great film. I’m not a pet owner, so there were some parts I couldn’t relate to, but I think pet owners will appreciate it even more.

The Secret Life Of Pets opens nationwide on Friday, July 8th.

 

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.