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Despicable Me 2
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Dec 19, 2013 By: J.A. Hamilton
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Director:
Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin

Actors:
Steve Carell
Kristin Wiig
Benjamin Bratt

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Gruís living the dream as the baddest good guy in town, until the folks over at the Anti-Justice League enlist his help in hopes of tracking down another criminal mastermind.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
DESPICABLE ME was a sleeper hit, or at least it was for me. I loved it, it was a laugh out loud treat across the board. The appeal came from seeing a villain slowly turn over a new leaf, but at the same time, still be a villain. The sequel, loses some of that in the long run, but then again, thatís always to be expected. Donít get me wrong, I liked DESPICABLE ME 2 (much more than I did MONSTERS UNIVERSITY), but seeing Gru trying to hook up with an agent for the good guys isnít nearly as entertaining as seeing him battle a dude over the moon.

The laughs are still there thanks to Carellís over-the-top Gru (if you havenít seen him on ELLEN dressed up as Gru for an interview, you really should YouTube it), but his cutesy scenes with the kids are very limited here. I did however like where they were going with the whole boyfriend angle, but it was short lived and ended up feeling a little odd. I laughed my ass off at Gruís blind date with the fitness chick though, she was a riot. The biggest letdown was in the form of El Macho. This villainís background story was cool, and had Gru been fighting THAT GUY weíd have been in for some cool shit, but instead we get the burned out, sweaty and overweight version of El Macho, who felt more like El Nachos with extra cheese. The villain end of things was a letdown, but with a movie like this, itís not really about the villain necessarily so that much I can forgive.

DESPICABLE ME 2 is slow at the draw, taking a bit too long to show its hand when it came to what happened to Dr. Nefario and the minions, who had been slowly vanishing. The oober minions wereÖwell, interesting I suppose, but I think they should have stuck with the cute minions as theyíre absolutely hilarious and, in all honesty, the backbone of these films. Again, these are trivial things Iím pointing out, and are solely my opinion as a guy whoís supposed to weigh everything, but like I said, I dug this flick, it was funny, cute and entertaining. No sequel outdoes the original in situations like this, so as a continuation of Gru and his familyís story is concerned, I think they did a pretty good job.
THE EXTRAS
Commentary: Directors Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin give us the what, what on Gruís second adventure and share their love for the minions, who are the heart and soul of these films.

Deleted scene: One deleted scene, a short one too, so I say again, why bother deleted this mofo?

Mini-Movies: Three animated movies (twenty minutes worth) starring the adorable minions in all their glory. Hard to say no to that.

Gruís Girls: This segment is split up into six small featurettes that have the cast throw down about the kids, the minions, the villains and cool shit found through the film. Nothing to write home about, but still fun enough to watch once.

Previews: There are a slew of trailers, a DVD as well as an Ultraviolet Digital Copy of the film.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
Both DESPICABLE ME films have lots to offer young and old alike, which is good, and this one is by no means a dud, so I wouldnít hesitate to snag it for the little ones Christmas stocking if they liked the first one. Or better yet, if you did.
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5:47PM on 12/19/2013
Just watched it a few days ago and thought it was great! More funny than the first.
Just watched it a few days ago and thought it was great! More funny than the first.
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