As we leave for work each day, have you ever wondered what happens in the minds of our pets while we’re gone? That’s what question was answered when we were introduced to the characters in The Secret Life of Pets. Now the sequel is hitting theaters today and the characters are faced with new problems and changes in their lives.
In The Secret Life of Pets 2 both Max and Duke are back with all of their friends. But in this new chapter we have a couple new additions to the family including Liam, a new baby that Max is worried about constantly to the point he has issues with his nerves. But a trip out to the country and meeting another dog named Rooster may be the answer that both Max and Duke.
The movie actually has two story lines going on, one with Max and Duke in the country and another with Snowball and a new found friend Daisy who is a fiesty Shitzhu. The movie will have everyone laughing and there are heart felt moments that are easy to relate to for viewers of all ages.
As cute a the movie was, there were moments that were potentially problematic throughout the movie. The story line with Snowball includes saving a tiger cub from an abusive and all around evil circus organizer. This includes moments of animal abuse and even when the circus organizer ends up kicking Max. These moments took us back and didn’t seem like they fit well into a kids movie. Additionally, violence including hitting the bad guy with a car (repeatedly) seemed like they didn’t belong in a kids movie as well. But the most out of place thing in the movie was a when Pa told Snowball that he “Pissed off Pickles” one of the puppies in his class.
While individually the issues may not seem that big, combined together it makes us question the need for these scenes in the movie in general. These should be considered if your kids are sensitive or you don’t want to expose them to them. The line with the curse word landed in the theater like a lead balloon, while most kids missed it – it wasn’t missed by the parents.
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About The Secret Life of Pets 2:
Max the terrier must cope with some major life changes when his owner gets married and has a baby. When the family takes a trip to the countryside, nervous Max has numerous run-ins with canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey. Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog who tries to cure the lovable pooch of his neuroses.