Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Secret Life of Pets is basically Toy Story without Pixar. That’s not a bad thing of course but it does feel like somewhat of a retread of the much better Pixar classic. It’s charming, funny and (occasionally) smart. It’s also not as funny as it should have been, not as clever as you want it to be and not as charming as it thinks it is… which is a shame as the film has bucket loads of potential. Ultimately the kids will love it, adults with find it witty and it will make money. Hopefully of the sequel they can develop the bits that worked best into a what could be a comedy gem.
Best Bit: When the owners leave…
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Toy Story, Despicable Me 2, Toy Story 3
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…