Despicable Me 2 is a visual feast!
Who can resist those goggle-eyed yellow minions who are even crazier and funnier this time around?
Though their language is still quite incomprehensible, moviegoers (especially kids) seemed to get what they mean that easily, and laughed at their slapstick antics so loudly.
The minions swarmed all over the place in various forms, wearing different outfits (even hairdos) and showing different doses of naughtiness and funniness.
This was essential for the second installment of this animated film.
And what happened to "despicable me"? Gone!
Gru turned into a reformed character... a dutiful dad to Margo, Edith, and Agnes.
And from aspiring to get the moon, the former villain's mission in Despicable Me 2 was, in his own words, "save the world," and, as three girls had hoped, "find a wife!"
Nonetheless, the film lacked punch.
If not for the good voices of Steve Carell (Gru) and Kristen Wiig (Lucy Wilde), the minions would have totally overshadowed the main characters and absorbed their energies.
There was no real adrenaline-pumping action save for the kidnapping of agent Wilde (who, by the way, had cool gadgets and accessorires) and the rescue of the minions.
The film neither amazed nor moved me... but it did pretty well in entertaining me. Audiences can also look forward to its fair share of punch lines!
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