Summary: This was supposed to be a gift for my husband, but he figured out that I was getting it. I'm glad he did so he wasn't as disappointed as if we had watched it on Christmas. This movie was boring and sporadic. We loved the first one, but the only thing this had going for it was the minions. I wish we had rented it first. My girls seemed to like it the first time, but haven't watched it sense. The shipping was pretty fast so this gets three starts.
Excerpt: Despicable Me 2 is a great movie just not as well as the first. The movie was funny and cute with some adult humor which i liked. The plot is very liner and theres actually not a lot of the plot. Its fairly simple, Gru (steve carrel) is assigned to help the Anti-Villain League with Lucy Wilde ( Kristen Wiig) throughout the movie Gru starts to realized that he loves Lucy. Thats basically the main plot for the movie.
Summary: I didn't think it was as good as the first one. However, the introduction of new characters and new story-lines was excellent. The minions and the youngest child are just as adorable (if not more so) as in the first movie.
Excerpt: "Don't grow old soon..." Its the very line that touches me most since I always tell it to my little boy, which ironically this film as his very first movie experience. The usual cast are back with Gru, three adopted girls, Margo, Agnes, Edith and the minions. This reviewer felt the sequel had more depth since it focuses on the family aspects, overcoming fears (when Gru as a child which will be divulged), work-life balance (minions celebrating) and companionship.
Summary: A sequel that plays to the main strengths of the first. Those strengths being the comedy and the 'minion' characters. There is more of both here and I see that as a good thing, because they are what I enjoyed in the original 'Despicable Me'. The fact that I was laughing almost consistently is the main reason I liked this animated treat. The story is as simple and passable as the first. It's all harmless kid friendly stuff again.
Summary: Despicable Me 2 is pure family-friendly fun. It's an honorable sequel to the 2010 original, giving more screen time to the minions (who are absolutely hysterical) and providing a much more engaging plot as it tackles themes about relationships, which gives the movie the heart it needs. The voice acting is top-notch, the animation is lively and colorful, and the characters are likable as all hell.
Excerpt: I can't say I didn't enjoy Despicable Me 2 because I did, in fact, have a good time watching it. The gags were funny enough, the visuals are nice enough, and the experience was pleasant overall. But at the same time, I couldn't help but feel a little let-down considering this is the much anticipated sequel to the surprisingly funny Despicable Me.