Getting Despicable Again

Despicable Me 2 (2013)

Having turned over a new leaf and settled down to being a family man who makes jam for a living, Gru finds himself back in the thick of things when the Anti-Villain League come calling as they want Gru's help in discovering who stole a secret Arctic laboratory. Whilst Gru believes the evil mastermind things is the supposedly dead El Macho he finds himself conflicted as not only is he attracted to AVL agent Lucy but his Minions are being kidnapped from underneath his eyes without him even noticing.

My review of "Despicable Me" basically started with me saying that whilst fun and I could see why it was popular it didn't entertain me as much as it did others. Well I suppose there is something to be said for consistency as I can say exactly the same when it comes to its sequel "Despicable Me 2" with it clearly working for some but not working above average for me.

The trouble I have with "Despicable Me 2" is that whilst it is expectedly a movie full of visual gags aimed at children I found there was nothing for me as an adult. I suppose in a way what I am saying is that I reckon about 5% of the movie features the storyline and the rest of the time it is a series of gags from Gru wearing a bag wig to him doing aerobics in the park. And I am sure that plonk a child down in front of this and the movements of Gru will make them laugh but I needed something a bit more, something clever to make me as an adult smile.

What this all boils down to is that "Despicable Me 2" is probably a lot of fun for children who want visual comedy but it doesn't have a lot more for those who want clever wit along with their visual gags.

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