Thursday, July 14, 2016

"The Secret Life of Pets" Review

Illumination Entertainment was founded in 2007, and released their first feature film, Despicable Me, in 2010. A sequel was put out in 2013, then a spin-off arrived in 2015. Aside from the franchise, they also put out Hop (2011) and The Lorax (2012). The Secret Life of Pets is their latest film, and will be followed by Sing, which comes out this Christmas.

The film follows Max (Louis CK), a spoiler terrier who is separated from his owner along with new dog Duke (Eric Stonestreet). The two meet maniacal bunny Snowball (Kevin Hart) while a rescue mission, led by Max’s love interest Gidget (Jenny Slate) sets out to find them.

The film is very entertaining and will delight kids of all ages (mostly)! Filled with jokes and gags that will keep even adults laughing, the films seems to answer the question on everyone’s minds: what do our pets do when we leave every day? The answer is probably a bit more mundane than the film puts it, but still, it is an
exciting adventure that the whole family can enjoy.

Verdict: A fun family escapade! 8.5/10
Age Recommendation: 5+ (PG for action and some rude humor)

The Secret Life of Pets is playing now at the Orpheum. Click here for movie times.

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