(January 6, 2019) Original
(February 10, 2019) New Trailer (#5) / New Poster (#5)
(February 24, 2019) New Trailer (#6) / New Poster (#6)
(April 14, 2019) New Trailer (#7) / Updated Plot Description
June 7, 2019
From IMDb: “Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day.”
Poster Rating: C (6)
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Review: (#1-#4) These four character posters are fitting and minorly funny, but dull as dishwater. (#5) A new poster to join the previous. It appears they introduce a character poster for every character trailer they release. (#6) Another in the series.
Trailer Rating: A / B+ / B- / B / B / C / B+
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Review: (#1) While you welcome the characters you’re familiar with back to the screen, the trailer plays out the laughs slow and builds to a crescendo with twin cats in a crate that simply cannot be beaten.
(#2) This character trailer is based around the fat cat Chloe and while it isn’t terribly interesting to start, it has a terrific finish.
(#3) Once again, the trailer starts off slowly and builds, but it doesn’t quite rise to the heights of the previous.
(#4) This trailer, introducing the new Tiffany Haddish character, is a step above the predecessor as her comic delivery is solid even if the trailer itself isn’t as fun as previously.
(#5) Like the prior character trailers, this one has a lot of humorous bits. While it will never top the original or the Chloe trailer, it’s a solid addition.
(#6) While each of the prior trailers have been engaging, funny, and entertaining, this one feels rote, unfunny, and surprisingly dull.
(#7) A better look at the film’s premise and what stakes are there for the audience to become involved with, it might not have the drop-dead laughs of the first trailer, but it’s a slight bit better than some of the subsequent trailers.
While sequels often struggle for Oscar consideration, this could be a rare exception, but probably not.