and that ought to be enough. But there's more. This movie is absolutely delightful! I cannot praise it (and the first one, too) enough. Great fun.
Despicable Me worked because of the adorability of its central character’s arc – the bad guy slowly being warmed up by the cute kids. The problem that Despicable Me 2 faces is that that particular character arc is resolved and the sequel is left with the essential question of “what happens after happily ever after?”Rolling Stone gives it 3 out of 4 stars, calls it "a first-class charm assault" and says, "the high spirits of Despicable Me 2 are irresistible fun". Empire Online gives it 3 out of 5 stars and says, "plot is barely the skeleton of this shaggy-dog story, which sags in the middle before racing towards an entertaining conclusion". Slant Magazine gives it a mere 1 1/2 out of 4 stars, calls it "a film that attempts to appeal to every cinematic taste on the spectrum and ultimately offers scant satisfactions in return" and concludes, "At its best, Despicable Me 2 recalls the wild comic bedlam of Looney Tunes or golden-era Nickelodeon programming ..., but the script's jumble of plot asides and family-friendly pandering is enough to make you want to root for a hero." EW gives it a lousy grade of C and christens it "the surprisingly toothless sequel".
RogerEbert.com's reviewer liked the first one better but has positive things to say. Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of just 74% because apparently some critics are fuddy duddies.