Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2

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Despicable Me 2

Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me entertained audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest an... read more read more...imated motion picture in U.S. history. In summer 2013, get ready for more Minion madness in Despicable Me 2. (c) Universal

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  • March 19, 2014
    It's just a really fun movie. Gru is a great hero, his girls are adorable and the Minions completely steal the show. You may not care much for the story but it's really all about the characters.
  • March 1, 2014
    No surprise to see that this sequel is just as unbearable as the crappy first movie, obviously made by retards for retards who can find any of these ridiculous gags at all funny (farts, really?), so watching another sequel or any Minions Movie is absolutely out of question.
  • February 10, 2014
    "Despicable Me 2" is a smartly realized sequel that equals Part 1's excellence without merely copying it. "DM2" moves the plot along and evolves our central protagonist forward in a believable way that doesn't betray the audience's affection for the character.

    This time aroun... read mored Gru is now being recruited for his reputation as an evil genius by the Anti-Villain League team to help them catch a villain who stole a powerful mutagen. The story is a simple and clever way to allow Gru to use some of his villainous tricks without betraying the character's advancement from the first film. He ended that film a devoted father and in "2" he is still that.

    The film still squeezes most of its laughs from its minions but it does so without monopolizing the plot or rehashing the first film's gags. The voice performances are on the money with Steve Carrell and Kristen Wiig having the time of their lives with their characters.

    The only slight downfall is that other than Gru, the other characters aren't given anything original to do. Margo has a teenage crush, Dr. Nefario misses being evil, El Macho is a pretty stereotypical Mexican - nothing that hasn't been done before. "2" could have transcended the first one if it had offered those characters a bit more to do.

    But it's all about Gru and the Minions - and those two reasons alone make "DM2" a wonderful treat.
  • February 1, 2014
    Apparently it takes 2 directors to helm Despicable Me 2, but if that's what it takes, then that's what it takes.

    The 90 minutes of screen time fly by quicker than quick sand. The plot details are simple, light, and maybe even lacking in a few places; however, the st

    ... read moreory has a good and easy going flow to it.

    The minions are extreme comic relief without becoming an annoyance. The film also does the right thing by finding a way to keep them overshadowed by the true main characters of the film. In other words, the minions may steal scenes, but they do not steal the movie.

    Steve Carell's voice-work for Gru is noteworthy. Kristen Wiig is a welcome addition to the cast. Benjamin Bratt goes Mexican with El Macho.

    Despicable Me 2 is a well-rounded family oriented animation. Beedo beedo beedo!

  • January 14, 2014
    I think Despicable Me 2 has been way over-hyped but it's good. An improvement on the first for sure. The story is much more enjoyable this time round, the minions are funnier and the melodrama is minimal. I still don't really get the point of Russell Brand's voice choice but I th... read moreought Kristen Wiig's voice/character was a nice addition. They really over did the post-production though, I guess it worked because they made a lot of money but then there was no other kids film out last summer which had to help some.
  • January 5, 2014
    Complete retread of the original without the wit and ingenuity the original provided. The story feels like it was tossed together one night when the studio decided they needed a sequel to rake in the dough. The first one was funny and pretty original, but this one plays it so saf... read moree that it almost was numbing how lifeless I found it. The characters are still funny at times, but taking out all of the villain rivalries of the first that drove the plot and replacing them with this farce was a massive downgrade in storytelling. I honestly don't understand the positive reviews for this one. I almost fell asleep I was so bored of it. Stick to the original unless you have kids dying to see this.
  • October 26, 2013
    Judging by the title this must be the follow up to the mildly original animated supervillain jove it is!. Now that first film was cute and reasonably fresh, fresh in the sense that the main character 'Gru' was quite a nice design and voiced nicely by Carell. Also the '... read moreminions' were a neat little invention that did garner the bulk of the giggles and kept the film afloat. The down side was it was yet another superhero/supervillain/super spy parody/spoof type flick which has become a saturated genre.

    The big question for me was simply...did we really need this sequel? my answer to that is no. Yeah yeah I know I sound like a Scrooge but come on, really, this film has been so padded out its painful. The plot is so damn linear, supervillain up to no good, someone has to stop him, that someone is Gru. The first film had the neat little twist that the main character was a villain and becomes a goodie, switches sides. This time its just you're bog standard run of the mill superhero/super spy flick.

    The problem for me her was nothing really interesting happens, there is nothing to explain, no reason for anything at all. Gru is now a good guy, he's got out of the villain/hero/spy game and he's looking after those sickeningly cute kids which he adopted from the first film. That's it! there is nothing more, did we really need a new film to show us this? oh yeah Gru gets a call to help the 'Anti Villain League' to stop some other villain blah blah blah who cares. The point is none of this was needed, the first film was a reasonably decent quirky animated film that worked well on its own, there was no need to milk it Hollywood sheesh!.

    What I wanna know is what are these minions exactly? what do they speak?, where do they come from? and how many of them are there?!. In this film there appears to be like...hundreds n hundreds of em!. Yes its just a kids espionage cartoon and its not important as such but its just something I'm curious about.

    I mean sure the film looks great as do all animated films these days, but there is just nothing on offer here that warrants the sequel. One or two new characters amongst all the same visual gags, visual action, childish minion tomfoolery, gadgets and general super spy-like jiggery pokery. OK call me a misery but none of it felt worth it to me, it all fell totally flat, lifeless and stale.

    One thing I will mention is actually how scary it could be for kids. When those little yellow minions get turned into purple monster zombie minions the film does take a turn to the slightly eerie side. Especially the sequence where one of them is chasing the kids, jesus its almost like a homage to 'Alien'!.

    End of the day it doesn't really matter how eye blisteringly good the CGI is, if its all the same stuff trundled out all over again from the first film it will just feel like a cheap merchandise machine to me. The finale isn't too bad and ups the excitement somewhat but it still can't detract from a very anti climatic ending. The very final sequence with the kids right at the end is so disgustingly sickening I virtually gagged...good grief (mental note...its a kids film, its a kids film).

    Anyway no originality whatsoever anywhere, but bottom line if you liked the first then you'll like this I guess. I thought the first was reasonable but nothing overly special, so for me this has gone downhill. Am I being too hard on a kids film? well maybe but the film is so revoltingly sweet n sugary at times with zero originality I just can't sit back and not say it out loud.
  • fb733768972
    October 23, 2013
    It may not have as many clever jokes as it's predecessor, but it has enough to satisfy and the Minion's are more enjoyable than ever. This is a more sentimental film than the first, dealing with love and family, which was a nice take, and good lessons are definitely present for t... read morehe younger audience. What makes these films so enjoyable is the acting, along with the voice talent. You may find yourself laughing harder than you think you should be, and that is because the childish humour in this animated film, it much more funny than it should be to an older audience. The story is good, the life lessons are true, and the animation is gorgeous once again. "Despicable Me 2," doesn't quite live up to the first, but it's a very enjoyable movie!
  • October 19, 2013
    You have to LOVE a villain turned good guy! The "minions" are maybe the best part of this movie. Fun movie!
  • August 10, 2013
    When the world needed a hero, they called a villain.

    Good animated movie! Despicable Me 2 is a fast paced, funny, feel good film that keeps you entertained from the 1st minute to the last. The pace of the film moves along nicely and keeps the audience attention very well. It has... read more many laugh out loud moments, a decent mix of children humor and adult humor. I found the visuals very impressive, it was very colorful and very imaginative. The action scenes we also very well done. This movie gives a heartfelt message, showing us that you don't need to miss being evil, if you have friends, and family in your life.

    While Gru, the ex-supervillain is adjusting to family life and an attempted honest living in the jam business, a secret Arctic laboratory is stolen. The Anti-Villain League decides it needs an insider's help and recruits Gru in the investigation. Together with the eccentric AVL agent, Lucy Wilde, Gru concludes that his prime suspect is the presumed dead supervillain, El Macho, whose his teenage son is also making the moves on his eldest daughter, Margo. Seemingly blinded by his overprotectiveness of his children and his growing mutual attraction to Lucy, Gru seems on the wrong track even as his minions are being quietly kidnapped en masse for some malevolent purpose.

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