Reviews: The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

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  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: While writer Brian Lynch repeats the same mistakes he made with the first movie – mainly going far afield of organic adventures like a lost toy or trip to the vet’s – this time around he only errs with one of his plot threads and it is, once again, the one that features the thoroughly obnoxious Snowball.
  • M Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest
    • Excerpt: With an ensemble cast of fearless house pets, The Secret Life of Pets 2 returns with more zany misadventures and a surprisingly fun continuation balancing hairier aspects with lots of laughs.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Thankfully it’s short but it still feels long because it’s so meandering.
  • Courtney Howard @ Variety
    • Excerpt: Stronger sentiments and higher hijinks elevate this sequel above the original.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Underwhelming: episodic, a random collection of unconnected vignettes rather than one cohesive story. Inoffensive, but missing the first movie’s fantastical animals’ perspective on the human world.
  • [New] | Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: In animation, sequels are a natural part of studios’ repertoires. While the 1990s Disney renaissance sent these features the direct-to-video route, it’s an important part of their legacy to ensure future outings remain profitable. “The Secret Life of Pets 2” is a natural progenitor of its fun-filled predecessor even if it naturally fails to improve upon the material.
  • Dan Lybarger @ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    • Excerpt: According to the credits, Brian Lynch wrote The Secret Life of Pets and this sequel. I checked because I thought the author of the screenplay might have been Dory, the forgetful fish from Finding Nemo.
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: Illumination missed the boat on The Secret Life of Pets because the way they’ve told these stories thus far make them a lot more conducive to television than cinema.
  • Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom