Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Despicable Me 2 (2013)

[a pale sequel]

Despicable Me 2 (2013)
IMDB- 7.5
RottenTomatoes- 75%
RJG Ratings- 65

Gru is asked to find out a dangerous villain ,by the anti villain league.

Starring- Steve Carell,Kristen Wiig
Director- Pierre Coffin ,Chris Renaud

Steve Carrel returns as Gru and once again he does a great job.The cast for Despicable Me 2 is great and everyone does a fine job. 

Animation was pretty good.The colourful world of gru and gang is once again beautifully recreated by Dreamworks.But if you have to compare it with the top guys in todays market,Pixar, then Dreamworks still have plenty to catch up.While the minions were great ,there were still many other parts which could have been improved.For some reason i found the climax a bit lazy in the animation department.

Back in 2010 , Despicable Me surprised everyone by presenting a story that even though tailored for kids ,captured the attention of adults as well.So how does the sequel stand up?Not too great.The story tried to bring in something new but kept falling short of delivering a satisfying end for each scene.It raises hopes but then just gives up lazily.

Even though its a kids movie theres still some very huge plot holes and clich├ęs which keep pulling us out of the movie.Easy solutions and coincidences run aplenty in Despicable Me 2.

Direction was good but it doesnt match up to their previous work.They dont exactly raise the bar with the sequel.They underperform.The pacing was good at the beginning but starts to drag in the second half.A lack of a strong central message is missing ,and this makes the sequel not too memorable.
The comedy was good ,but all are at kids level.The minions were good ,but minions alone dont guarantee a good movie.The movie isnt bad but its way below the high expectations.

Overall,Despicable Me2 is a colourful movie with plenty of minions and fun....for kids.Grown ups might find this pretty average.

Animation -4/5
Story -2.5/5
Direction -3/5
Comedy -3/5
Action -4/5
Romance -3.5/5
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