|You see what happens when animals start to talk?|
Apparently, some pampered city pets have a secret life; They talk and do human things when their owners are away. Max, (Louis C.K., FX's Louie) a needy little dog, gets lost in the big city with his imposing new roommate that he never asked for nor wanted. His friends (a collection of assorted animals), go on a mission to find him and bring him home. They employ the help of a maniacal bunny that poops when he laughs, to better plan their search. Along the way, they encounter dangers and shenanigans that will test and strengthen their friendships. Take the plot of the first Toy Story and Flushed Away, mix in a little Barnyard and Shaun the Sheep, and you have The Secret Life of Pets. Will this be funny? You tell me; There's a headbanging poodle with his pals in a deluxe apartment in the sky.
My Prediction- This looks funny but also extremely predictable. It's a kid's movie, so I'll forgive its obvious weak points. The Secret Life of Pets will not be a handful of rabbit cocoa pellets. But it may be a little too cute for my taste. We shall see.
Mike's Take -
From the trailers, the look of the movie rivals that of Pixar. Illumination Entertainment's use of bright colors, unique look at animals and a predictable story will enlighten audiences around the globe. Will it be a piece of shit? When you end a trailer with a metal song and dogs moshing, you can't go wrong.
No, this movie won't suck. Illumination Entertainment certainly has another hit on its hands, but they will milk this idea until the cow runs dry, which, by today's standards will be about half-way through the next movie. So we'll get 1.5 decent movies out of this idea.
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
PG | 1h 27min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 8 July 2016 (USA)
The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.
Directors: Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney (co-director)
Writers: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
Stars: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart