The Secret Life of Pets 2 ★★½

Cute. Mildly amusing. Isn't it great to have a pet? Pretty background animation of downtown NY and countryside mountain ranges. Annoyingly frantic. The plot equivalent of busy work, just make sure everyone keeps running and yelling until it's time to clock out. Cloying addition of a little human kid. Needless addition of grumpy old superstar Harrison Ford as a grumpy old sheepdog. Lots of joke set-ups that you've seen so many times before in other movies, your brain will go numb. Easy(/necessary?) to look away from for minutes on end and not feel like you missed anything. The trailers pander to pet owners, the movie itself panders to easily excitable infants. Standard Illumination product.

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