Pet Project


Ruff! Ruff! Meow! Meow! Tweet! Tweet!  “The Secret Life of Pets” directed by Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney was AMAZING!!!

Have you ever wondered what pets do when you’re not home? Well, this movie stops your wondering.  Max (voiced by Louis C.K.) had the perfect life with his owner Katie (Ellie Kemper) until a big hairy dog is introduced into his life, Duke (Eric Stonestreet).  Max is not happy!  He starts doing bad things and blaming them on Duke, but revenge is sweet. Duke separates he and Max from the rest of the dogs and they get lost!

Problems keep coming up! As they’re running from dog catchers, Max and Duke get help from Snowball (Kevin Hart) a cottontail rabbit who was abandoned by his magician owner and is also the leader of The Flushed Pets. Snowball leads them to the sewer that contains the base of all the abandoned animals seeking revenge from their original owners.

The moral of the movie is friendship. The movie shows it in between Max, Duke and other apartment animals. Like, how Max and Duke save each other in different situations. Also, how Max’s friends Gidget, Chloe, Buddy and Mel save him from trouble.

I saw this movie in 3D and it was definitely worth it. With the 3D, it makes the beginning feel like you’re riding a rollercoaster which is awesome for younger kids. The pictures were so real, it made me feel like the animal was actually there in front of me.  Seeing the movie in 3D would be worth your money.  Watching the movie “The Secret Life of Pets” without the 3D would still be just as fun to see.  The artists captured the personality of a dog and cat really well.

I think this movie is appropriate for all ages from a couple months to one hundred.  The movie theater kept constantly erupting with laughter that died out a few minutes later.  Several grownups around me kept cracking up.  I also found myself laughing occasionally from little side remarks.

Before the movie starts, they also show a short film of Minions that was hilarious!  And don’t leave immediately after the movie is done though, part way through the credits they show some of the pets.

After the movie ended, all I heard was good criticism from the other viewers.  As dogs would say, this movie is a ball!