The presence of children in the household changes everything. That was the premise of The Secret Life of Pets 2 at first. The film continues the life phase of a dog named Max (Patton) and its caretaker, Katie (Ellie) who lives in a flat.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 became the second film of a production house called Illumination Entertainment which has a sequel after its first film. It’s trying to take a theme that is close and experienced by everyone, The Secret Life of Pets 2 is expected to be connected with more viewers.
In The Secret Life of Pets 2, Katie is married to Chuck (Pete). The couple was blessed with a son named Liam (Henry). Max and Duke (Eric) initially worry the attention of the Katie-Chuck couple moving to Liam entirely. It turns out that concern was not proven.
Katie and Chuck even invited Max and Duck to visit the homes of their relatives who owned the farm. At the farm, Max and Duke meet a dog named Rooster (Harrison). Before leaving, Max left the Busy Bee toy on Gidget (Jenny). Gidget carelessness makes Busy Bee rolled and fell into the home of a grandmother who maintains dozens of wild cats.
Inevitably, Gidget who doesn’t think of itself as a cat mostly had to learn from Chloe (Lake) how to interact with cats. Meanwhile, Daisy (Tiffany) invites Snowball (Kevin) to save a tiger boy named Hu, who is tortured and is about to become a circus.
It’s still witty and displays insane adventures, but The Secret Life of Pets 2 has a rather serious problem.
First, the shift in the focus of the story is related to the change in Katie’s social status from single to wife and mother. This shift was made easy by screenwriters.
We don’t feel the emotional shock and Max’s efforts to adapt to Liam’s presence. All resolved instantly. If it is explored in more detail, it will certainly be able to stir the emotions of the audience.
Then, the family was “rushed” to the farm by the director while starting two other subplots, the Daisy-Snowball adventure and the pursuit of Busy Bee by Gidget. Almost 75 percent of the film contains three layers of stories with different levels of tension.