Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
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.
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.