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Despicable Me 2
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Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.
Well wasn't this just a ahhe gooba chhipa hehe load of fun! My Minion isn't the best, but you get the idea. This sequel is a boundless surprise that drops the restraint of the first film and unleashes with a completely zany sense of Looney Tunes logic and Marx Brothersian(?) anarchic controlled chaos. What a joy!
This wonderfully surprising and imaginative little sequel finds our top-heavy villain Gru on the right side of the law now and on the far side of fatherhood. He's recruited by an anti-villain league to take down a criminal mastermind stationed somewhere in a supermail. This as his overbearing neighbor tries to recruit dates for the now father, he finds his own form of love,…
No point in writing a long review for this one. As with the first film I am at a loss to understand why the franchise is so popular. Sure, the Minions are sort of cute and even occasionally amusing in small doses but here they are used to get all the laughs and they quickly outstay their welcome.
Whilst I disliked the first film at least it had a proper plot whereas this is a series of thinly connected slapstick sketches that are never particularly funny. Even at just over 90-minutes the story is protracted and surprisingly dull given the larger than life characters and pratfalls. It might look slick but this is soulless, excruciatingly long and simply no fun.
Hilarious as hell thanks to total Minion madness, but also completely hollow at its core due to the absence of the very ingredient that made its predecessor an unexpected success of its year, Despicable Me 2 is an unabashedly funny ride when the screen is occupied by the little yellow henchmen but apart from that, everything about this sequel is a step down.
The follow-up to Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2 continues the journey of Gru as the ex-supervillain finds himself adjusting to a normal family life with his three daughters & is also attempting an honest living in the jam business. But when he is recruited by the Anti-Villain League for assistance in their latest investigation, his prime suspect turns…
The Good: Regular minions. Purple minions. Anything involving the minions. Heck, the only worthwhile scene in the entire movie is their cover of legendary R&B group All-4-One's immortal 'I Swear'... which one could now easily find on YouTube.
The Bad: "Hey, guys, the first one made over half a billion dollars, and now they gave us 80 mil to make another one! Alright, come on, let's come up with an even better story! So, does anyone have some great ideas? Anyone?" (silence followed by uproarious laughter) "Man, that was a good one! You're funny. It's a sequel... for a goddamn kids movie. The parents will practically throw their money at us. We don't need no fucking story."—I'm 99% sure this…
Well slap my granny and call me Nellie. This was more fun than a barrel full of minions.
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The whole gang returns for the sequel, main voice cast, directors and even the screenwriters. With that said the film has mostly the same strengths and weaknesses as the original. Gru and the minions are still the most entertaining aspect of the film, with everything else ending up a bit pale in comparison.
Writers Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul must have taken note of the criticism from the original as almost every scene has either Gru, the minions or both heavily involved. The plot this time around puts greater emphasis on them and finds better ways of integrating the minions especially in the central story.
A bit predictable but still a fun watch. My nieces did NOT like the purple minions.
Despicable Me 2 is the best in the franchise, but it's still full of annoying minions, immature jokes and cartoony character designs.
Gru has retired from his villainous ways and instead decided to focus on fatherhood. However, he gets recruited to an anti-villainy organization in hopes of finding the villain behind stealing a research lab that contains a dangerous chemical. While Gru takes on the mission, he finds himself with a new partner who has praised his work, as well as dealing with daughters, with one of them starting to get smitten with boys. Now take that plot and stuff it with minion antics and sprinkle it with a bit of Agnes' charm and there you have Despicable Me 2.
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This is what you watch
When your daughter can't sleep and
The remote is lost
Oh the joys of being an Autistic parent - Minion marathons most weekends of September!
Despicable Me 2 is a very funny sequel that is funny for adults and kids. The minions are out of control, as always...but for me, part 1 was a little bit better. But still, this is another AWESOME movie! And oh, the eye candy on Bluray :)
Surprisingly better than I expected. The original was quirky to polarity of the uncle and his 3 nieces so it was interesting to watch how can the interaction of these characters with the minions in one household. In the business of family movies; the handling was perfect and the additional new characters were strong I their roles.
Mit Fortsetzungen ist es so eine Sache: Existieren sie nur aus finanziellen Gründen, nur weil das Original ein Hit war und geraten die kreativen Ansätze dadurch ins Hintertreffen? Ist die Geschichte es wert, erzählt zu werden oder brüht sie nur Versatzstücke aus Teil Eins auf?
Auch der Animationsfilm ist trotz seiner verhältnismäßig hohen Kosten und der langen Produktionszeit nicht von der „Sequelitis“ ausgenommen. Und wie überall sonst gibt es Fortsetzungen, die das Original übertreffen ("Bernard & Bianca im Känguruhland") oder die Erwartungen maßlos enttäuschen ("Happy Feet 2"). Manchmal bekommen auch Fortsetzungen von besonders schlechten Filmen angedroht (der angekündigte "Rio 2"). Glücklicherweise lässt sich "Ich – Einfach unverbesserlich 2" in keine der Negativkategorien einreihen. Die Fortsetzung des massiv unterhaltsamen Überraschungserfolges ist nicht nur eine organische Weiterschreibung, d.h. die Story fühlt sich nicht forciert an, sondern auch ebenso erfrischend wie das Original.
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