Film critics freak out over ‘Secret Life of Pets 2’: ‘Animated ode to heteronormativity, toxic masculinity’

Film critics freak out over ‘Secret Life of Pets 2’: ‘Animated ode to heteronormativity, toxic masculinity’

[Ed. – Um, it’s a kid flick. But then, for leftists, that’s the point.  Bowels.  Bowels, I say!]

Film critics once served audiences by telling them if a movie was worth their hard-earned cash. Some critics still cling to that approach. …

Other critics … heap their political baggage onto the readers’ laps. Which brings us to TheWrap.com.

The site’s review of The Secret Life of Pets 2 … reads like a parody of the trend under discussion. A kiddie film, we’re told, isn’t acceptable unless it checks a set number of cultural boxes.

The Secret Life of Pets 2, on the other hand … effectively acts as an animated ode to heteronormativity, toxic masculinity and patriarchal worldviews, passed off as harmless plot points to entertain young audiences.

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The critic clutches a swinging set of pearls over Secret Life’s “conservative” messaging. That’s a non-starter, apparently.

Pets 2’s descent into the bowels of what reads as conservative messaging begins as Katie (voiced by Ellie Kemper), Max’s owner, randomly meets a young man, quickly marries and has a child.

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