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The peaceful family life of former villain Gru (the voice of Steve Carell), with his three adopted daughters and the Minions, is disturbed when the Anti-Villain League recruits him to stop a new bad guy in town. "Despicable Me 2" is a humorous animated...
Older kids and their minion guardians could do worse than "Despicable Me 2," the sequel to the 2010 smash about a supervillain turned adoptive parent. On the other hand, reports of the movie's charm have been greatly exaggerated.
Despicable Me was a very unusual animated film. Its central character, Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), was an anti-hero, a madman who hatched a plot to the steal the moon. The bad guy was a villain even more evil than Gru.
Someone has stolen an entire research lab from the Arctic, but it wasn’t former supervillian Gru (voice of Steve Carell). Since stealing the moon and defeating Vector, he has devoted himself to raising his beloved little girls Margo, Edith and Agnes...
From a marketing perspective, you want the sequel to Despicable Me to at least have the word "despicable" in its title. I get it. It helps the inattentive to remember they liked you once before. But if truth still has any value in this world...
Family audiences have turned this sequel to 2010's surprise animated hit into a certified smash. I'm not surprised. Three years have turned Despicable Me into a DVD babysitter with kids enjoying multiple viewings of the villainous huncbacked inventor...
Good sequels build on the films that they follow. They expand the scope of the fictional world. They create new arcs for characters to move through, furthering development seen in the previous story.
Oh those wacky Minions. We just never know what those little yellow guys in “Despicable Me 2” will do, because they simply DO EVERYTHING! They sing, fart, burp, perform parodies and handle hazardous materials.
In the interest of full disclosure, I never saw the first Despicable Me. If you're in the same boat, you'll be happy to know the sequel doesn't require you to be overly familiar with the back story. Gru used to be a supervillain, and now he's a more...
Susan Granger Entertainment Commentaries
Following the success of its 2010 predecessor, this charming sequel begins with Gru (Steve Carell), now a suburban dad, caring for his feisty, adopted orphan girls: Agnes (Elsie Kate Fisher), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Margo (Miranda Cosgrove)...
The bad guy who “Gru” into blissful domesticity returns in Despicable Me 2, a CGI-animated sequel that consistently chooses the road more traveled.
One Guy's Opinion
2010’s “Despicable Me” proved a moderately amusing 3D-animated kidflick, with Steve Carell doing a goofy accent as Gru, the self-styled super-villain who tried to outdo his rival by stealing the moon.
Sacramento News & Review
What makes a cartoon movie work? What about a cartoon-movie sequel? Obviously, there’s a difference between timeless archetypes and tepid reworks of all the stuff today’s filmmakers cherished before they grew up.
The A.V. Club
The most successful animated movie of the last decade that wasn’t made by Pixar and didn’t star a grumpy green ogre, Despicable Me strikes a delicate balance between adorable (those parentless tykes) and deplorable...
I realize that kids probably enjoy the “Despicable Me” minions, which look like banana Tic Tacs and speak their own language. Really, though, they're a key symbol of what's wrong with family movies that often craft goofy gimmicks ready to...
When we last saw Gru (Steve Carell), the diabolical bad guy had abandoned his plan to steal the moon and turned over a new leaf, settling in suburbia to raise the three adorable orphans he had decided to adopt.
Eric D. Snider
In the pilot episode of the animated sitcom “Despicable Me” – which somehow appeared in movie theaters, despite clearly being meant for TV – we were introduced to Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), a comically accented supervillain who adopted three little...
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
In 2010 when DESPICABLE ME introduced the world to an inept “master villain” named Gru and his merry band of misfit minions, it was a wonderful surprise. It was a charming story with colorful characters, a ton of heart and a great message without being...
I liked the original Despicable Me just fine. I was confused about its universe, which was full of supervillains but had nary a hero in sight, but I enjoyed its melancholic indifference-to-concern tale about a mad scientist filling the void in his life...
The Anti-Villain League needs a better mission plan, but there’s still more than enough family charm and minions to keep “Despicable Me 2″ firmly afloat.
I have so many great memories of “Despicable Me” that I was almost frightened to see the sequel, which, in a lot of instances, are not as good as the original.
Las Vegas Weekly
The 2010 animated movie Despicable Me was a massive surprise hit, and like many massive surprise hits, it has spawned a sequel that overdoses on some of its freshest, most appealing elements. In the case of Despicable Me 2, that’s the minions...
Hollywood has invented a term for a certain type of movie: toyetic, which means conducive to spin-off merchandising.
Mark Reviews Movies
Lest anyone think Gru (voice of Steve Carell)—the criminal mastermind who stole the moon only to return it because his sense of responsibility toward three orphans outweighed his resentment toward a world that never understood him—might...
Co-directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud return for a shot at turning the unlikely “Despicable Me” premise into an animation franchise. As sequels go, “Despicable Me 2” improves by a few degrees on Coffin’s and Renaud’s disastrous original 2010...
Gru and his minions are back for Despicable Me 2, and if any more thought was put into the story than that, it doesn't show. Thankfully, the movie has enough antics to keep parents and children mildly entertained, though there seemed to be...
New York Post
Former bad guys, that is. In “Despicable Me 2,” the chrome-domed Gru (Steve Carell), who used to traffic in supervillainy, is now embracing his role as dad to three orphaned girls (“gar-urls,” filtered through his delightfully hammy Russian accent)...
There’s a fizzy silliness to “Despicable Me 2” that will make it a huge word-of-mouth hit among key demographics. That would be 2- to 6-year-olds, and parents who enjoy seeing their kids curled into balls of uncontrollable laughter.
The Film Yap
The first “Despicable Me” was a bit of a disappointment to me, mostly because I liked the idea of an animated world dominated by super-villains, unencumbered by drippy do-gooders. Of course, the entire story arc was about dastardly scientist Gru...
The mission for the makers of "Despicable Me 2" -- and they did, indeed, choose to accept it -- wasn't necessarily an impossible one, but it was pretty dadblasted difficult: to avoid the sophomore slump that afflicts oh so many animated sequels.
It's rare to see a sequel that surpasses the original film, but that's precisely what you get with Despicable Me 2.
Gru, the bald and beetle-browed rascal hero of Despicable Me 2, is an infectious imp — as voiced by Steve Carell, he’s like Uncle Fester with the personality of Nikita Khrushchev.
No one could have quite predicted how delightful and heart-warming ‘Despicable Me’ would be, and therefore how the debut toon of Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment could have come out of nowhere to give Pixar a good run for its money.
Aside from being easily marketable, the title of Despicable Me 2 doesn’t really make much sense since Gru (Steve Carrell), the titular Blofield-esque supervillain, isn’t really despicable anymore. Actually, he never was all that despicable to begin...
Winning the affections of family audiences, Illumination Studios scored big in the Box Office with Despicable Me. Intent on not changing a thing, the sequel delivers the same brand of silly-n-sweet, with those manic minions gaining more screen time...
It falters in the middle and hesitates unnecessarily in setting up the love story, but Gru still has charm and kids will adore the Minions.
Part Dr. Evil, part Mr Bean the hapless Gru yearned to the the world’s biggest baddie in the 2010 original and stole the moon to prove it.
Despicable Me 2 finds him happily ensconced in malevolence-free bliss, hosting balloon-strewn birthday parties, dressing up as the ugliest fairy princess you’ve ever seen and setting up his own jelly-making industry.
Few are the animated adventures that can improve on their original outings, Toy Story 2-style. But Despicable Me 2 does. In fact, it raises its game so high it almost reaches the levels of Pixar’s Up – and that’s no easy feat.
Shadows on the Wall
Despicable Me 2 Gru and his minions are back for another mindlessly silly adventure that keeps both kids and grown-ups giggling helplessly all the way through. Once again, there's nothing here that's particularly original or memorable, but the...