Despicable Me 2: A Special Family Review

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We took a break from a family vacation at the beach to catch a great movie!  Despicable Me 2 (2013 PG) continues the story of reformed evil villain Gru (Steve Carell) and his small yellow Minions as he balances parenthood with spying.  Is El Macho (Benjamin Bratt) an evil villain, or simply a man with a secret salsa recipe?  Gru and fellow Anti-Villain League agent Lucy (Kristen Wiig) will soon find out!  There were only two other families in the theater with us, and we were laughing so loud the entire time that we may have disrupted their viewing experience!  Fun movie!

Here is my family’s review:

What did you like about the movie?  The adults, some of who did not see the first Despicable Me (2010),  said it was funny for all age levels, without going over the edge.  The 1970’s references also were good.  The teenagers liked that it stayed funny the whole movie without getting too scary for their little cousin, and they appreciated the carefully scripted clever lines.  The youngest one thought the purple guys were funny, and liked it when the Minions imitated the sound of a fire engine.

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Yes, that’s Isaac from “The Love Boat” as one of the funny 1970’s references.

How could the movie be better?  “It couldn’t,” said my daughter.  No one else had any suggestions, with one person saying, “I enjoyed all of it – no negatives for me.”

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The yellow Minions happily live and work with Gru and his three adoptive daughters – until they start mysteriously disappearing!

Who would enjoy this movie?  “Anyone with a sense of humor.”  “All ages.”  “Families with kids as young as 6.” “Everyone.”

Thanks for helping with this review!  You can see we all highly recommend this movie for everyone!

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10 responses to “Despicable Me 2: A Special Family Review

  1. Sheri Langstraat

    We saw it last weekend, super funny! Loved your review

  2. Nice review Tonya. Maybe I’m just an old, cynical man that hates fun, because I did not care for this one at all.

  3. My five year-old enjoyed this one. I on the other hand felt it was a step back from the first installment in the franchise. Word on the street is that they are making a minions only film next.

  4. I think the first one was adorable and cute with the little yellow… er… things (still have that “awww!” and “hahaha!” factor) and Gru trying to balance parenthood. Have not seen second one yet unfortunately. Probably should bring younger cousins along to see it for excuse making purposes.

  5. Awesome review! Keep it up 🙂

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