I’ve been leaning in this direction lately, but this year in particular I’ve given myself permission to sit out the kiddie movies that aren’t affiliated with the house of mouse. This one stayed on the list tho. Partly because it was lucky enough to be released on a mostly sleepy weekend, but also because I am very much an animal lover. And it was clear to me that this movie was made by other animal lovers
The movie follows a variety of household pets that live in various apartments in the same complex, and shows what shenanigans they get into while the humans aren’t away. And of course, they’re all voiced by beloved celebrities.
I may not have found everything so laugh out funny like the little kids in the audience did, but I did certainly appreciate the humor. I saw some of my own cats and the other critters I’ve loved in those that were on screen. Adorable.
This is also one of those that really benefits from knowing who the voice cast was. I loved Dana Carvey as Pops, the older pup on wheels teaching the ways of the dog to the younguns, but the true star for me was Harrison Ford. Ford is known for being kinda gruff and curt (in a loveable manner) and that’s exactly what his dog Rooster was. I don’t think anyone else could have captured that character so effectively, and I loved every second he was on screen.
it’s a light and quick diversion at the movies, especially refreshing in the midst of all these overlong CGI action fests. Granted, in a couple weeks we’ll get to see what the Toys do when the people aren’t around, but for now, it’s nice to see what the pets do
The Secret Life of Pets 2 – \m/ \m/ \m/ \n