My Thoughts: THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (2016)

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When the trailer for Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets was released, I was honestly surprised as to how positive/optimistic many people seemed to be towards it. Almost everyone I knew said that the film looked cute or funny or had an interesting premise or was a film that they were looking forward to seeing. I, on the other hand, seemed to be in the minority opinion!

I thought the trailer seemed kinda stupid. It seemed to be pushing the ubiquitous “funny jokes for kids” trope that we see in a lot of animation and I didn’t really find any of the jokes funny. The plot seemed very reminiscent of past films such as Toy Story and it seemed that the only reason Kevin Hart, Louis C.K. and Eric Stonestreet were cast as voices were just to have popular celebrities’ names attached to the film. Heck, I’m not even a “pets” person, so I couldn’t even identify with that aspect of the film that many pet owners seemed to readily identify with! I was much more looking forward to Illumination Entertainment’s Sing than this film.

74%? Really? This movie was THAT good?
74%? Really? This movie was THAT good?

Eventually, I ended up watching this film. Was I as disappointed as I thought I was going to be? Or was I surprisingly impressed? Read on to find out what I thought of The Secret Life of Pets.

By the way, there will be some SPOILERS!

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My Thoughts: FINDING DORY (2016)

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Pixar’s latest film is one that I honestly wasn’t dying to happen! I mean, I wasn’t against a Finding Nemo sequel, but I wouldn’t have been disappointed if we never got a sequel either! So like a true animation fan, I went to see Finding Dory with an open mind. What did I think of it? Well, read on to find out!

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‘The Secret Life of Pets’ Makes $104 Million at Box Office!

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Illumination Entertainment’s latest animated film, The Secret Life of Pets, has topped the weekend box office with $104 million! It also broke Inside Out‘s record as the highest-grossing opening weekend for an original animated film!

I’m quite shocked, to be honest! When I saw the trailer, I just felt this was your typical, silly, stupid animated film that you get every now and then. But, many people thought the trailer looked cute and were looking forward to seeing it!

Have you seen the film? What did you think of it? If you haven’t seen it, do you plan on seeing it?

‘Finding Dory’ Makes Record-Breaking Weekend Debut!

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The latest Pixar film, Finding Dory, has broken the record for highest-grossing opening weekend for an animated film. Grossing $136.2 million, Finding Dory surpassed Shrek the Third‘s record of $121.6 million. Congratulations to Pixar!

Did you see the film? What did you think of it?

‘Finding Dory’ Trailer Debuts!

The first trailer for Finding Dory has debuted. What do you think? I’m not all that impressed, to be honest, as the trailer didn’t give me any new info that I didn’t know before. But, it was cool seeing new characters. In the end, the film isn’t looking all that interesting to me anymore.

Upcoming Animated Films In 2016

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Well, it’s that time again! As the year comes to a close, it’s time to take a look at the theatrical animated films that are due for release next year. Once again, these are the animated films that have release dates (USA release dates) only! Enjoy!

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‘Finding Dory’ Teaser Trailer Debuts!

The teaser trailer for the upcoming 2016 Pixar film, Finding Dory, has debuted. I honestly found it underwhelming because it didn’t really give me any new information that I didn’t know before and also because I’m not 100% excited for this film. Hopefully, all that will change in the coming months! Let me know what you think in the comments below!