5 Reasons to see The Secret Life of Pets 2

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 is a fun summer movie that everyone should put on their list to see.

The kids and I love going to see movies together and this week we saw The Secret Life of Pets 2 which hit theaters this weekend. Here are 5 reasons you will love the new movie!

  1. It’s hilarious – There were a few times that people around me turned to look at me because I was giggling so much. There were just so many funny moments in the movie.
  2. It’s better than the first! – That’s right, I said it! I never do for sequels, but in this case, it is. I laughed so much and the kids agreed that it was better.
  3. Harrison Ford is the coolest dog around – Ford plays a farm dog named Rooster and his character does a lot to help Max in his time of need. He does it in such a funny way though. I think there are plenty of people that can relate to the anxiety that comes with our first kid, and there is always some old timer giving you the advice to let the kids roam free! “Back in my day, we used to play outside by ourselves around the neighborhood until the streetlights came on.” That is Harrison Ford’s character!
  4. Pet owners GET IT! – Seeing how cats and dogs act on a regular basis with aspects like cats waking up their owners or dogs not being able to focus is to a T on point. As a pet owner, this is one of the reasons I thought to the movie was so funny.
  5. New characters – We get to meet a bunch of new characters that you will fall in love with including a farm dog Rooster (mentioned above), a team of puppies, a Bengal tiger, and a Shi Tzu named Daisy played by Tiffany Haddish. She brings all the sass to this character.


The Secret Life of Pets 2 language and violence warning

There is one point in the movie that Pops the old dog says pissed in the dialogue. The Russian circus leader is also quite violent at times and there is a pretty epic ninja fight.

Terrier Max (Patton Oswalt) is coping with some major life changes. His owner (Ellie Kemper) is now married and has a toddler, Liam. Max is so worried about protecting the boy that he develops a nervous tic. On a family trip to a farm, Max and mutt Duke (Eric Stonestreet) encounter canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a terrifying turkey, all of which only elevates Max’s anxiety. Luckily, Max gets some guidance from veteran farm dog Rooster (Harrison Ford, making his animated-film debut), who pushes Max to ditch his neuroses, find his inner alpha, and give Liam a little more freedom.

Meanwhile, while her owner is away, plucky Pomeranian Gidget (Jenny Slate) tries to rescue Max’s favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment with a little help from her feline friend, Chloe (Lake Bell), who has discovered the joys of catnip.

And crazy-but-cute bunny Snowball (Kevin Hart) gets delusions of grandeur that he’s an actual superhero after his owner Molly starts dressing him in superhero pajamas. But when Daisy (Tiffany Haddish), a fearless Shih Tzu, shows up to ask for Snowball’s help on a dangerous mission, he’ll have to summon the courage to become the hero he’s only been pretending to be.

Can Max, Snowball, Gidget and the rest of the gang find the inner courage to face their biggest fears?

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Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle.

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