Max (Louis C.K.) is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a comfortable life in a New York building until his owner adopts Duke, a giant and unruly canine. During their walk outside, they encounter a group of ferocious alley cats and wind up in a truck that’s bound for the pound.
Luckily, a rebellious bunny named Snowball swoops in to save the doggy duo from captivity. In exchange, Snowball demands that Max and Duke join his gang of abandoned pets on a mission against the humans who’ve done them wrong.
“The Chairman” – When someone describes the perfect ingredients for a superb animated feature, it should have all the elements of Toy Story 2. Quite possibly the best animated feature ever. There’s enough goodness spread throughout the movie with a well-developed plot to keep everyone happy.
Secret life of Pets definitely lends a lot from this formula, and at certain points to great effect. The variety of pets and the detail in each frame is something for the film buffs to enjoy and makes the screen pop with vibrate colours. The voice work is very good, and perfectly cast; Louis CK as Max (a neurotic ginger terrier), Eric Stonestreet as Duke (a loud & large dog) and Kevin Hart as Snowball (an unhinged adorable bunny). The writing is snappy & on-point, and the fact that majority of the voice cast are stand-up comedians helps with delivery.
But, while I did enjoy the movie, it doesn’t do anything new or ground-breaking. Kids will love it and adults will be entertained. 7/10
“That Nomad Shad” – Welcome to Puppers and Doggos: The Movie (Featuring Cates and Booplesnoot). A fun look at how animals perceive the world around them.
Straight off the bat, I realised the similarities that the film had in conjunction to the original Toy Story. A new [pet/toy] is brought into the house. The favourite and n00b tussle. Finally, they bond on their journey home. Is this a bad thing? Nevah!
The simple plot and great voice cast make this a fun ride. But what I really enjoyed, were the little nuances given to each of the
aminals animals. Each one shares makes quirky reference to the live counterpart, which makes for some hilarious moments…if you watch cat videos…all day…
This is not the best animated film this year, that honour still goes to Kubo and the Two Strings. Regardless, check this out if you want have a good time.
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