First My daughter's thoughts : A teens point of view !
Despicable Me 2 was in my opinion much better than the first one. I'm not saying that the first one was not great but this one was even better. It was so funny that almost every second I was laughing! It has a great story line and I was very surprised how well it was put together; because, usually the sequels are not as good as the original, but for this particular movie series it is different. I was thrilled with this movie and would definitely recommend it to all types of movie watchers!
Major spoilers follow...
I was very excited to be going to the preview of this movie and after seeing it; I loved it! I think if I was to sum up this movie, "Fun and Family" is a central theme throughout it. Despicable Me 2 has many hilarious moments, but the central focus is on family.I loved the heart warming story of how Gru is now trying be a good guy and a good father; he has given up his life as a master criminal to be a dad. The plot of the movie revolves around Gru being recruited by the Anti-Villain League (AVL) to catch a formula stealing bad guy. Along the way all the things about having kids and them growing up are going on.
Bottom line is Gru loves the girls and they love him and also along the way he falls in love with his partner from the mission - Lucy Wilde and this completes their family with Gru and Lucy getting married. It was a great twist and I didn't see that coming.
But the best part of the film are The Minions, they really add a lot to the movie with their humor and innocence. There were so many hysterical parts in the movie and I wanted to mention some. One of them is at the end of the movie when they get the bad guy and are celebrating, some of them dress up as the Village People and dance to the Y.M.C.A. and another is when one of the minions dresses up as Issacc from the Love Boat, very, very funny. I love when some of them get kidnapped and they are being held captive on a Deserted Island and their just hangin out swimming, floating on rafts and sipping drinks.
I also thought it was very funny when the stolen formula was used on the kidnapped Minions and it turned them EVIL. They turned from yellow to purple and looked crazy.
I thought the new villain was great, he was evil and diabolical and was very charismatic- "El Macho". What was funny is Gru said it was him and he was right,
As the villain they were looking for who stole the formula. But at the same time he was blinded by the fact that his daughter Margo was dating El Macho's son. And this dynamic from a parents point of view was very hysterical, in the way Gru tried to keep them separated like when they danced. You (boy) over here and Margo you are 10 feet away while dancing.
One other great thing in this movie was the Chip and Guacamole Hat that Gru wore when he was depressed in a scene from the Cinco de Mayo party, great idea and it was funny how he kept breaking off pieces of it. It was like I have a edible hat on my head may as well use it ...
Still I loved the first one and think this one may be better but it's a close call.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you go see Despicable Me 2 and let me know what you think in the comments below.