Okay, I surprisingly find this movie better than the last.
So Despicable Me 2 picks up about a year after the last with Gru being a single father, as he is recruited by an organization to help solve a case. And then, well a lot of stuff happens. Gru has a partner Lucy played hysterically by Kristen Wiig and they kinda got a thing going on, minions are disappearing left and right, and Margot has a crush. Boy that sounded like a bad recap to a tv show didn't it? So what do I think of this movie? I actually really like it, the characters have more depth to them, the comedy had me on the floor laughing at parts in fact I can sum the comedy to me in a single phrase: Comes in strong bursts. When a joke hits, it hits like a sandbag alright? Surprisingly most the things I laugh at in these movie are just tiny details in the character's design or how they spoke their lines, and not much the material intended to make you laugh. Good or bad? You make the call! But yeah, the comedy was waaaaay better than the first, the characters I thought were more interesting (although I will admit Gru is way more awesome when he is evil), and I like the plot more. So I can easily say this is a wonderful family film with excellent animation, great voice acting, bizarre yet effective jokes, and does make me want to see what happens next in this series. I'm thinking a double feature tomorrow, two brand spanking new movies out in theaters. Hopefully it will work out.
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