I just barely enjoyed 2016’s “The Secret Life of Pets.” The cutesy animated movie about house pets had to scratch and claw its way to a two and a half star rating, which is now a B-, from me. I remember that the main story about cozy domestic dog Max, played by Louis C.K., a bad casting choice at the time and an even worse one in hindsight, having his world turned upside down by overbearing rescue Duke, played by Eric Stonestreet, and the two having to learn to cooperate and share did nothing for me. Fortunately, that movie was saved by its supporting players, especially villainous bunny Snowball, played by Kevin Hart. Now comes a sequel that does not need to be saved by Kevin Hart, of all people, it’s funny at every turn.
Not long after the first movie, Max and Duke’s owner, pl