The Secret Life of Pets 2

The Secret Life of Pets 2 ★★

Christ knows the first movie isn't much good at all, but it still deserved a better sequel than this acutely aggressive nothing of a picture. Three situations, of which only two meet what I'd call the minimum threshold to be considered "plot strands", limply struggle along through some perfunctory gags; they all meet up in the end in a way that feels more like laziness than writerly inspiration. Harrison Ford is not the most obviously checked-out member of the cast, which tells you all you need to know about the acting. My memories perhaps trick me into misremembering the original as having some reasonably fun, oversaturated colors; this one does not in any way follow suit, though one (and only one) location has some good lighting effects.

It is, thank the good Lord, extremely short.

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