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The Secret Life of Pets (film review)


Film: The Secret Life of Pets
Year: 2016
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: Chris Renaud
Starring: Louis C.K, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart
About: The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-80SGWfEjM

My Review:
Having wanted to see this for years I was glad that Netflix added it as a title and couldn't resist giving it a watch and I was really glad that I did.

The Secret Life of Pets is about a dog named Max who ends up with a new dog living with him called Duke. As the two don't get along they plan to get rid of each other however this leads to them going on an adventure together to get back home and creating a friendship.

I thought that this was really relateable for pet owners to see how the different pets reacted to when the owner left and how they came home from work. I also thought that it was good in showing how sometimes you won't get along with someone right away but if you get to know someone then you could become good friends which is a good lesson for in life as well. The humour within this was also the style in which I like so this did make me laugh and made me enjoy the movie all the way through and feel entertained. Having the bad guy also as a bunny made me laugh as it always seems to be the rabbit's in which are evil in animal films from the ones I have seen. Having an amazing soundtrack also made this better for me as it made me want to sing along with the music and dance along while I was watching and the songs in which I didn't know I wanted to know what they were which did make this film a better watch.

I do feel however that it would have been good to see how some of the other animals which were in the sewers were there and why their owners abandoned them to give them a little better understanding and depth.

Overall, this was a brilliant animated film which would be good for adults and children who want an adventure with animals. I would recommend this to those who are wanting a comedy and adventure film and is animal based. I will definitely be watching this again.

My Rating: 5/5 

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