Despicable Me 2 in 3D Movie Review

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment
  • Release date: July 3, 2013
  • Genre: 3D-CG comedy adventure
  • Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Steve Coogan, Ken Jeong, Elsie Fisher, Dana Gaier, Moises Arias
Reformed super villain Gru (Steve Carell), the girls and the his hilarious yellow minions are back in an all new adventure in this sequel to Despicable Me.

A new villain has been making himself known and the Anti-Villain League needs Gru's help to put an end to his evilness. Gru teams up with Lucy (Kristen Wiig), a secret agent to put an end to the dastardly evil villain. 

Thursday night my son and I spent it the best way possible. At the press premiere screening of Despicable Me 2. Admittedly I had never really watched the first one and didn't quite care for what parts I had seen and he had never seen it either. So I was not exactly sure what to expect with this sequel and whether or not either one of us would like it. But I do happen to like all the commercials that have the minions in it so I was at least hoping for funny parts of them. 

What I liked about the movie:
  • From the moment the movie started my son was calm and glued to the screen. No talking or being rambunctious. None of that. He was completely engrossed in the film and will now not stop talking about it or the minions. 
  • It will definitely keep you laughing and if it doesn't I will be surprised. I love comedy movies that are actually funny and keep me laughing. This one definitely did that with its many moments of laughter. 
  • MINIONS.. Need I say more? These little guys probably make up most of the comedic performance of the movie and you cannot understand what in the world they are saying. Which I think adds to them being funny. I want my own little yellow minion with goggles. 
  • 3D made the characters seem a bit more dimensional and the few times that it actually seemed like something was popping out of the screen were cool. 
  • The movie was very well done and didn't seem choppy at all like some can. Those tend to make you feel like something is missing because they are not seamless in their scene transitions.  
What I disliked about the movie:
  • There is pretty much only one thing that I did not like about the movie and that was the 3D. Like I said before, there wasn't that many moments of it seeming like things were coming out at me and that is what I am looking for when I do something in 3D. Yeah it is cool to see the characters seem more dimensional which is what 3D (3 dimensional) is for but I am quite happy with flat characters. Plus, for some reason 3D always bugs my eyes and makes them hurt. They have a very hard time adjusting to it and without the glasses the movie was rather fuzzy. 

Apart from my issue with the 3D aspect of the movie I would definitely recommend this movie. But probably just in the regular version unless you are only looking for more rounded characters. This is definitely one movie that should keep any little kid's (and big kid's) attention as it did ours. Don't forget to sit through the credits :)

And here is a picture of my son with the Despicable Me bop it game/display that they had in the theater for the movie.


  1. My husband and I got so excited when we saw the trailer for Despicable Me 2. That's sad isn't it, haha Oh well... We will be getting it once it's on DVD!
    Following you on all your social networks!! :D

  2. Happy belated SITS Day! I am so looking forward to seeing this movie. The first one was so cute and kept me laughing the whole time.


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