Thursday, September 25, 2014

Movie Review: Homeward Bound 2 - Lost in San Francisco

The Story: When three pets escape from an airport after one of them fears that their owners are sending them back to the pound, they quickly get lost in the city. As they search for how to get home, they encounter a variety of colorful friends and foes, and discover that the city is almost as big and dangerous as the wilderness they once survived.

My Thoughts: Where the first Homeward Bound has an innocence and charm that make it a minor classic, the sequel quickly gives the impression that it is a slightly cynical and rude money grab, as it goes for cheap laughs and melodrama instead of following in the warm-hearted pawprints of its predecessor. This impression, unfortunately, never goes away.

The three furry main characters seem to have regressed mostly back to how they were in the beginning of the first film instead of continuing to grow. Their zany adventure is at least fairly different than the first, but it’s somewhat weak. While the film is vaguely amusing, it’s nowhere near as good as the first, so you might as well just watch the original movie again instead.

Content Overview: There’s some innuendo, which is problematic in a film aimed at children, and I’m not sure how it managed to keep a G-rating. Otherwise, the snarky and crude humor is similar to the first film. There’s also the same sort of mild violence that was in the first film.

What do you think of Homeward Bound 2 - Lost in San Francisco?

If you enjoyed this review, you might also be interested in my review of Homeward Bound and my review/comparison of 101 Dalmatians - Animated Versus Live Action.


  1. As a child, this was my top favorite movie and I listened to it enough to have it down almost word for word.