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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.
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.
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.
Friday Night - Check
Chinese - Check
Film with the Kids - Oh massive check
I haven't seen the first one but pretty sure it didn't make a great difference.
With some large Mexican wrestling bloke tries to turn Minions into a unstoppable army of purple headed monsters.
Great for the kids and not too bad for the big kids amongst them.
even funnier than the first one :)
A very cute and well animated movie.
Not quite as fun as the first Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2 still offers wit, charm, and a heartfelt end.
My nephew had control of the remote, this day. If you couldn't tell. This was poorer than what I remember from the first. I found it had moments of inspiration but it was overall lacking in imagination. Also, the minions aren't funny. They're just annoying.
Cute and fun with little substance. I don't think Carell if tries half the time but gets the job done. Standard kid fair, nothing special.
Despicable Me 2 is exactly what you want from an animated film: consistently funny jokes, likeable characters and clever writing. While it isn't as good structually as the first film, it is definetly funnier, using it's cast to full effect as well as added comic relief from the minions. I'm not a massive fan of the minions, which is the obvious appeal of the film, but you can't help but laugh at their antics, using slapstick humour cleverly so it is not a cliche but genuinely heartwarming and funny. The plot is at times all over the place and it was a shame that Jason Segel and Julie Andrews didn't reprise their roles, it was solid and entertaining throughout. The…
[Disclaimer that I haven't seen the first Despicable Me.] Despicable Me 2 is entertaining and has moments of charm, but overall I found it largely forgettable. The plotlines and characters are strangely old-fashioned: single father needs a wife, ethnic characters are all stereotypes, women are all chatterboxes and generally useless. Even Lucy, the main female character (voiced by Kristen Wiig) is reduced to being a lovestruck girl who just needs to be rescued. It seems awfully stale for a movie made in 2014. On the plus side, I think the animators did a fantastic job. Some of the physical tics and habits of the characters were wonderful to watch, especially the movements of the tall and rubbery Lucy.
The only thing that I have to say about Despicable Me 2 is: I'm more in love with the minions and I want 309438 of them.
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