Monday 17 June 2019

Secret Life of Pets 2 review: 'Isn’t quite as funny as the first, but the animation’s lovely'

3 stars

Secret Life of Pets 2
Secret Life of Pets 2
Paul Whitington

Paul Whitington

One of the more charming kids’ animations of recent years, Secret Life of Pets followed the adventures of a couple of pampered New York dogs who get mixed up with an animal street gang.

This time Max (voiced by Patton Oswalt) and Duke (Eric Stonestreet) are coping with the arrival of their owner Penny’s baby when they’re whisked off to a farm.

Meanwhile their friends Gidget (Penny Slate), Snowball the rabbit (Kevin Hart) and Chloe (Lake Bell), a portly cat, have gotten mixed up with a nasty circus owner.

This sequel lacks the simple urgency of the original, and isn’t quite as funny. But the animation’s lovely, Harrison Ford amusingly voices a macho farm dog, and my junior reviewer loved it.

(G, 86mins)

Irish Independent

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