Saturday, June 28, 2014

Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2 has this in it:

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.


Moria says,
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".'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.


  1. I loved the first movie! And I can't wait to see this, in spite of the reviews. I mean, sequels tend to disappoint me, I just saw How to Train Your Dragon 2 and it was a little too crammed with story for me, but you've made me curious about this!

    1. I've loved both these movies. I hope you like this one, too :)