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Friday, July 5, 2013

Sheep Movie Review: Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2 directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud with voice acting by Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Ken Jong and Russell Brand. While I immensely enjoyed the first installment of this franchise, the follow up left me a little underwhelmed, but often times animated sequels tend to fall on the bland side. 

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me entertained audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history. In summer 2013, get ready for more Minion madness in Despicable Me 2.
*PG Rating: Rude Humor and mild action
1 Hour and 38 min runtime

I'll admit right now, I did not pay for the 3D version of this film. I've heard great things about the 3D effects in this movie but as someone on a tight budget, it was not going to happen. That being said, let's jump right into the gooey good stuff! Minions! 

These ingenuous guys are the best part of the whole film for me. They act nutty, and talk in gibberish, but it's a wonderful eccentric delight. I only wish that I too had minion babysitters as a young child, that would've been amazing! They are freaking adorable. 

I was however a little shocked by the amount of adult themes in the story. Dating, kissing, drugging a person and taser happy moments. The kids in this film seem way too young to be heading down the adult path of the 'birds and the bees', but the tones of the film set that into motion. This just did not sit well with my flavor nubs, especially the young wanna be Casanova who had no place in the film to begin with. 

Kristen Wiig is one of my favorite comedian actresses, but her character was lack luster and unbelievable. She gets a lot of "goo goo eyes" from the other male characters but that's it. Why did they all go goo goo for her? No idea. A look of love and dreamy time meadows and then BAM it's back to business. Had no clue why these bits were even added, but that seemed to be the overall theme of this story. The plot takes you all over the place to cover up for the main story which is clearly predictable from the start. 

With a PG rating, I guess something a little less adult themed and a lot more family fun was what I expected. This movie felt like the second Ice Age film or the followup to the epic Cars story. Something just did not click the second time around. But as the box office mega hit these types of films are, you can bet there will be a third edition. 

Beware of the ice cream truck little kids! 

Getting 2 and 1/2 'de do de do' Sheep 


  1. I think you need to lighten up a bit. This was very tame toward Cars 2 and it was funny. My kids loved it. So they want the new Daddy to have a girlfriend? Really, what kid doesn't when they are single.
    My 9 and 13 year olds loved this.

  2. I am with you, it seems too often the movies we want to see for fun and giggles with the kidlets tend to throw in more adult themes. I did love the trailer I recently watched and I would love to have my own stash of minions :) Thanks for sharing with us.