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Despicable Me 2 – Quick Review



Stars: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt
Theatrical Release Date: July 3, 2013
Synopsis: Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.
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The Good

The minions are back and as awesome as ever.

The Bad

Comes very close to duplicating the original's charm, but falls just a little short.

Bottom Line

Despicable Me 2 retains much of the original’s charm. This time around, Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes, and the minions, are joined by super spy, Lucy.

Posted July 5, 2013 by

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Despicable Me 2

The minions are back in Despicable Me 2!

Dawn and I took the kids to see Despicable Me 2 on Independence Day. The original Despicable Me is one of my favorite animated films of all time, ranking just behind How to Train Your Dragon. So did the sequel measure up? Mostly.

I typically don’t watch the 3D version of movies, having been disappointed with most of the 3D movies I’ve seen. Animated movies tend to have better 3D than live-action films, in my opinion, so we ponied up the extra dough for the 3D version of Despicable Me 2. I’m glad we did, because the 3D was great. Not Avatar fantastic, but really good.

Despicable Me 2 retains most of the charm of the original. Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes, Dr. Nefario, and the hilarious minions are all in attendance, and are joined by super spy, Lucy, voiced by Kristen Wiig. The freeze ray and fart gun also make their triumphant return.

I say Despicable Me 2 retains “most” of the original’s charm, because although I can’t quite put my finger on what was missing, Dawn and I both found ourselves nodding off about halfway through the movie. At one point, I actually had to stand up (I moved out from in front of the other viewers; I’m not a savage) just to stay awake. All four of our kids were glued to the screen the entire time, however, so maybe Dawn and I are just getting old. I definitely enjoyed the parts of the film I was awake for.

Despite my brief theater narcolepsy, I fully intend to buy the blu-ray version of Despicable Me 2 when it comes out. Let’s face it; you can never get enough of those awesome, little minions.

Tim Wells

Dad, husband, gamer, blogger, geek. Not necessarily in that order.