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Illumination Release The Max Trailer for The “Secret Life of Pets 2”

Written By Jambareeqi

Posted 8th November, 2018

Illumination have recently released a trailer for their upcoming film The Secret Life of Pets 2, which is dubbed “The Max Trailer”, it centres on Max reluctantly going to the vet, where he meets a variety of pets, all of whom are there for behavioral therapy. I thought that the original “The Secret Life of Pets” was just fine, it’s simply the “Toy Story” formula with animals, but it had a lot of heart and humour. That being said, I never thought it warranted a sequel?

Pets 2 Cat.jpg

This trailer doesn’t give away too much about the plot for the sequel, but apparently the film is about the pets taking on an evil abusive veterinarian, which explains the setting in the trailer. I do wish that we got a glimpse of the vet, I’m curious how Illumination will villainize someone assigned to animal medical care, it’s not the immediate profession that comes to mind when you think bad guy (Thinking back though, I do recall that Scott Evil from “Austin Powers” wanted to be a vet), but maybe a future trailer will showcase them.

The other animals in the veterinary clinic are amusing enough, I’m not sure what they’ll be like for a whole feature story though, because so far, their personalities are limited to their behavioral issues. I will admit that their jokes are a little predictable, from a cat who gets annoyed at her owner for not appreciating dead gifts, to a hamster who can’t stop running on their wheel, but they have another comedic level in the context of why the pets are there.

Pets 2 Dog.jpg

With this trailer being named after Max, I’m guessing that there will be other trailers for each character? Which seems like a decent idea, good way to showcase the cast of animals in the film, could give us a chance to get to know them beyond their behavioral problems. For a first trailer, this gives very little in terms of story, but at least it has a glimpse into the setting, and it’s a decent introduction to the new pets.

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Posted on November 8, 2018, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. What are your thoughts on Patton Oswalt replacing Louis C.K. as the voice of Max?

    • I’m not going to discuss the controversy, but Patton Oswalt seems to be doing a good job capturing the personality of a Jack Russell Terrier

      • Spencer Carroll

        I wasn’t asking you about the whole controversy with Louis C.K., I was just asking what do you think of Patton Oswalt replacing Louis C.K. as Max and how is he compared to how Louis C.K. was as the voice of Max in the first one.

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