Saturday, 29 June 2013

Movie Review: Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2 is a delightful, hilarious, surprisingly sweet, fast-paced follow-up to the 2010 hit. The plot moves efficiently and improved on the characters whom audience enjoyed when watching the 1st film.

It's fun to watch Gru's over-protectiveness and love to the adopted orphans, especially Margo, since she's growing up and becoming a teenager now. Edith still as tomboyish as before and Agnes is still cute, sweet and downright adorable, her moments with Gru are both heart-warming...your heart just melts just by looking at them. The presence of a new romantic interest for Gru is widely welcomed as well. However, the focus of changing Gru from a villain to a hero made the film somehow a bit lacking or slightly incomplete (as the numerous gadgets or villainy plot found in the original is not present anymore).

There's a lot of simple yet funny, entertaining stand-alone Minions 'laugh-out-loud' scenes in the film. The Minions are just simply utterly irresistible to watch. The film managed to provide a decent balance of Gru orphans scenes with the Minions scenes.Moreover, the role of Minions in the film is increased further compared to the original. 

Overall, the sequel is just as good as the original, or I would say, slightly better due to the entertainment value presented throughout the film. The film leaves you feeling joyful and satisfied when you walk out of the theaters.I'm just hoping that they won't be making too much sequels to ruin it in the end, much like what happened to Ice Age.

Rating: 8/10

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