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In a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside-down, when his owner brings home sloppy mongrel Duke. They must put their quarrels aside when they learn that adorable white bunny Snowball is building an army of lost pets determined to wreak revenge.Written by
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Starts off amazingly...then quickly loses momentum
"The Secret Life of Pets" is a very successful film from Universal, the same folks who brought us the "Despicable Me" franchise. While I am thrilled that the studio decided to do something other than yet another sequel, "The Secret Life of Pets" is a highly uneven movie.
The story starts off terrifically well. The opening sequence is simply breaktaking--with some of the best CGI you'll ever see. I was very impressed with this...as well as watching all the various pets acting like pets. However, the film simply did not maintain this momentum. Once the two dogs, Max and Duke, got lost...so did the story. The notion of human-hating animals living in the sewers and stealing dog pound trucks is pretty stupid....and unappealing. Instead of being cute like the film had been, it tries to get edgy and it misfires. In other words, and this will sound weird, the film was much better when it had little in the way of plot (one of the reasons I loved "Minions" is because it was less wedding to plot and more to fun). Overall, an uneven film that becomes somewhat tiresome after a while.
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