Excerpt: Some movies don’t lend themselves well to sequels, but studios keep trying to wring as much adventure and money out of existing properties as they can. That’s one of the reasons why Despicable Me 2 just isn’t as good as its predecessor.
Excerpt: Despicable Me 2 would be a delight if it had merely consisted of nothing but gags involving the minions. Watching them finding endless ways of re-purposing common objects or bungling yet another task Gru has assigned them is certainly a treat.
Excerpt: While the arcane steampunk minions deliver a few chuckles here and there, the dumbed-down subplot comes across as a cheap device intended to pander to the film’s youngest audience members who appreciate things like fart jokes and mumbling conversation.
Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
Excerpt: [Not] a worthy successor to the amiable original.