Despicable Me 2 Movie Review




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Andrew Brinkerhoff: I'm sorry, I don't care how many Minions were slathered onto this sequel, I think the "boring" "dragging" "blah" ("actually focused and developed") first film is better: I actually cared about the central relationship between Gru and the girls in the first film, because it actually felt complete, whereas neither Gru and Lucy's relationship nor Gru and the girls' relationship felt developed in between all of the pure-slapstick sequences (which didn't even amuse me enough to not care). And while Vector's motivations made perfect sense in the original, here El Macho just turns the Minions evil because... it'll give the Minions more screen time (and he fires the missile Lucy is strapped to [because they couldn't not make her a damsel-in-distress] into the same volcano he faked his death in because... why, exactly?). And the who-dunnit plot is completely half-baked (okay, this guy looks like a villain so he must have the serum, oh wait no he doesn't, maybe this guy has it, ok yeah he does, oh wait he was framed, the first guy we checked was the bad guy all along, what a crazy twist!). Yeah, it TRIES to follow up the themes of the original, but it doesn't do it enough because it's too busy shoving in Minion-sequence after Minion-sequence, so TRYING doesn't cut it for me, especially when Pixar keeps getting knocked for not trying hard enough in their recent films. And I'm sure everyone will call me a jerk for bashing such a fun kids' cartoon, but you know what, I also found the "bland" Monsters University to be fun and thought it had an INIFINITELY more satisfying finale than the generic "defeats bad guy and saves the day" climax this one has. Oh, and I only genuinely laughed 2 or 3 times, less than I did for Wreck-It Ralph or Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, so it's not even the funniest cartoon I've seen recently. Sorry, first one may have been slower and less constantly gag-filled, but it was more focused and that made it a lot better for me.

r0adcrossingchicken: I the second half of the first movie back when it was new, forgot about it, then watched this one last night. I enjoyed it so much that I went back and watched the first one all of the way through and I have to say the first one was more entertaining for me. The sequel had too much sappy love stuff (which would be ok if it weren't the same old sappy love stuff you see in kids movies). This plot was more predictable and overall felt more generic. But it was certainly a great time... no alcohol required at all! But I did like the first one much better.

cesarmanuel51: Despicable Me to be honest almost made me sleep when I watched it in the theater though for a strange reason I like it and consider it a good film (I'm very weird on films) but the second made me laugh the whole way and.... I like it better than the first one.

Guilty As Charged: DM2 was really funny. I love DM1 as well, though, cause it's a sweet story, but DM2 made me laugh more.

Kimberly Taylor: Haha, safe to say you don't have kids, Jeremy? :-) It was a great family movie, cuz, ya know, kids tend to connect with the 'family' themes. Perfect Xmas timing on Bluray, too.

Edgar Chavez: The kids in this movie are sooo freakING CUTE!! It makes me want kids of my own... I just realized I'm a grown man who just admitted to not having any kids and watched DM2... I'm not ashamed. Ladies... call me lol

WolfsGamingBlog: I think Despicable Me had more heart, and Despicable Me 2 had less heart but was funnier.

Darion Dayson: This offers more fun. The humor was legendary! XD Especially when I ask at the Minions Ice Cream scene "I wonder if the minions will get a brain freeze after eating all that ice cream" XD

Wolter Wyshen: Al Macho was voiced by Al Pacino, and you looks like Al Pacino, so it's no surprise that you like Al Macho!) 

Antonio Caruso: Despicable Me 2 is better than the first one!!!! 

Webkinz Evelyn: I'm surpised of how much innuendo they got away with in this film! Like all kinds of parts in it but then again they do that in the Shrek movies but they are okay for kids and adults they do put a lot of adult humor in this movie though! But it is really cute though.

JOSEPH O JAMES: This movie is horrible....just horrible

Rob Bob: In my opinion, it was OK, it was funny and action packed, but I don't feel the heart of the 1st one :(

ThatG.U.YYouKnow: 0:18 his hand goes green xD

AlexAndriy1995: But minions in Despicable Me 2 was Awesome)

Nathan Applegate: My 5 year old brother laughs his head off at the mutated purple minions.

Thomster24: You all are maggots that like despicable freaking me its for kids animation crap voice cast is crap it goes over your not going to remember it T minus 1 week yep forgotten 

Nikola Manev: first was way better for me

The Awesome Gamer: i thought it was good but some of the jokes were kind of forced, like the whole running joke about that girl who wants him to date people and what not :/

Destiny Hayes: I love both but I prefer the 2nd one

Mrpanda8000: i would say this was a good animation but it came out the same year as monsters university and frozen so it makes this feel like a more shallow irrelevant movie

Rebecca Breeden-West: I love both of the Despicable Me films, they're great fun and I LOVE animation. However, I just don't see how they're going to make a 3rd film out of it because of its ending? Sure, they can make a minion movie, but they don't speak English so no kid is going to want to watch a subtitled film. It was pretty conclusive so if they make a third, like most trilogies, it's gonna suck!

ickeyViki: I don't think i liked the minion at all. I mean yeah they were funny at first ....then it sort of got annoying .........i liked them when they turn purple much funnier. The stroy/plot was not bad. Al Macho was the best .....

Sujosh Mukherjee: I really loved despicable me 2 more than despicable me 1. But Despicable me 2 could have been absalutely phenominal if it wern't for the childish ending but whatever

MrFX313: I prefer the 2nd movie...Despicable Me 2 is something I can watch over and over...the love interest was actually quite funny and the parts with Shannon had me cracking up.

RandomMan8910: I prefer the 2nd one but i still say that there should be a 30-45 mins short film of just the minions 

Arry Ferrari: Better than #1

belac madas: the minions are so horribly stupidly terribly unfunny.

ric ancira: i heard the 3rd one is gonna be all minions.

Paula Ortiz Cortada: My favourite movie!

Joe Pomponio: I meant despicable me 2 a 1.5/10 and despicable me was 6.5/10

Katharine Shelby: I love both

MrDrawingboard1: I would say I like both of them evenly overall, but because there were things in the first movie that I liked better than what's in the second one, and theres things from the second movie that I like better than the first (If that makes sense). Both of them made me laugh every 10 seconds so I'd say there about even.

Junwoo Jang: LIPSTICK TASER!!!!!

owen mcgreevy: I would say I would buy it on Blue Ray if I had kids and they liked it which I'm sure they would.But as of now (Good Time,No Alcohol Required) is the perfect rate.

John Castano: I liked The 2nd one and it's animation, buttt the way a lot of my friends hyped it i was a bit underwhelmed but still really good fun

pensfan044: First one was better. Also, did anyone else see the Batman/Bane reference in this?

Chris Rambo: this vid came out on my b-day!!!

john lopes: Hey jeremy, awesome review. Can u please review Surfs up. 

Juliet Castillo: i like the first one 

XXDarkShadow79XX: Not gonna lie, I hated this movie. Got so bored I had to start listening to electro-swing about 2/3ds of the way through. Granted, I'm 15 (aka not in the "family" group of movies) and my family made me watch it, but I couldn't stand the awful pacing. It's not as bad as the Lorax, but when a movie drives me to Caravan Palace, somethings usually wrong. The first one was hundreds of times better. 3/10 from me, and only for pretty cgi, for the most part. (For comparison, I'd give Tintin an 8.5/10, Wreck it Ralph an 8/10, and How to Train your Dragon a 7.5, just to show that I'm not just being a bitter teen)

grekk08: better than the 1st one! 

abnormalAL: Agree completely. I think the first one is the better film, but I laughed more in the second one.

TheQuadriderm: In case anyone here is Brazilian and a Jeremy Jahns fan, but doesn't speak English so well, there is a guy in Brazil who's been copying Jeremy's reviews word for word. Just type "Zona Instável - Crítica: MEU MALVADO FAVORITO 2" to see an almost identical (yet unfunny) version of this review in Portuguese. It's really none of my business, but I dislike copycats.

SmartyPantsDash: This movie is bloody awesome!!

LordVader1094: I think really the second might be better than the first...

Val Davis: I saw this in the theater two nights ago. Best movie I've seen

L laweit: Mmmm minion twinkies

Griffin Rogers: The minions were awesome no matter what

Lloyd Lucin: Honestly thought this movie was a joke compared to the first Despicable Me. Horrible story line, obnoxious new characters, anticlimactic ending.

Rating:
Despicable Me 2 movie review 4.9 out of 5

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