Despicable Me 2
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Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.
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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.
Fun sequel which sees Gru recruited to join the Anti-Villain League to defeat the evil Eduardo.
As with the original movie, the minions are the stars of the show.
Consistently funny throughout, this is despicably good.
Gru and his crew of minions are just as funny as the original film. Missing that emotional edge to compete with the big boys though.
El, como siempre en estos casos, pochísimo doblaje español de Gru 2 es un buen síntoma del principal problema de esta secuela: mientras que la voz del protagonista en la original es un excelente trabajo de caracterización de Steve Carell, que le da un acento alemán de villano clásico al personaje, aquí Florentino Fernández pule ese matiz, eliminando el acento y convirtiendo a Gru en un simpático cascarrabias. Ese detalle empapa un poco a toda la película, más allá de las voces: al haber perdido Gru su condición de villano, buena parte del comentario subversivo de la primera entrega se esfuma, pero tranquilidad, que eso no quita para que la película sea divertidísima: gags excelentemente planteados, un guión frenético y…
When Despicable Me was released back in 2010, it was a big hit at the box office and very memorable for people, mostly because of the minions which helped the main character, Gru, do all of his evil work. Fast forward about three years later and the inevitable sequel is here. While it is expected to do great at the box office this weekend, can it live up to it's predecessor and be a good movie on its own?
I faintly remember enjoying the first Despicable Me film. I liked the concept and the characters, but it just didn't do it for me. So, I went into Despicable Me 2 knowing that I probably wouldn't like it and I should…
Despicable Me 2's narrative isn't as forced as I imagined but it honestly still did little for me. While the voice-work is convincing and the vibrantly colored animation is a great sight, the movie tries to juggle many unevenly on side-stories, none of which I found interesting. The film as a whole isn't that funny and is amazingly predictable. It's definitely watchable but all of these side-stories take up much of the run-time and as I said, I felt no attachment to any of them.
much like the first the plot is basically just there to facilitate typical family movie fare. Still the Minions and the giant eyes of the attack chicken (slight spoiler) make this slightly less bland sequel better than the bland original.
When I was around the age of thirteen, just entering my interest with films, I used to think that critics must hate all children's films. And then I read Roger Ebert's review of Rango. And I realized that the critics acknowledged the fact that the certain films were good for children (some even for adults), and that they enjoyed them in that respect.
Despicable Me 2 is silly. It's quite predictable. But heck, it's funny. And who doesn't love those minions? They're even pretty funny in a new form in this film.
The only character I disliked was Doctor Nefario in this film. He's too nice! He showed a dark side in Despicable Me. In this film, he demonstrated a love for film, but then just... hard to explain without spoilers.
But yes, this film is indeed very fun, hilarious, and incredibly enjoyable with fantastic visuals.
an hour and a half of "Have i seen the first one?"
Poor typical romance story. The first one was great because it wasn't too conventional of a story. This one is completely predictable and over-relies on the Minions for charm and humor.
no words necessary.
Very cute and has its own plot that is quite separate from the original. I enjoyed it on a superficial level and it doesn't have the depth of narrative of the first.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Illumination Studios’ Despicable Me was one of those movies which had the wacky humor from a Nickelodeon cartoon, smooth animation from Dreamworks animated and the heartfelt story from a Pixar classic. Despicable Me had an original story as well as characters which felt very fresh. All these, powered by some colorful animation helped garner its attention among kids and adults alike. I didn’t watch it at the theatre and my friends who’d seen were like it was a waste of time and money. But I watched it later on the small screen and to my surprise I enjoyed it more than I’d expected. And thus Illumination studios made a mark in the animation industry as well as in my head.…
Really decent fun. Plenty of the minions which is good by me. Bottom.