First thought about Despicable Me 2: Boy they’re really milking the minions this time! (Figuratively, of course)
Several weeks before the movie came out, Mc Donald’s had this promotion where you could get a “minion” toy for every purchase of Happy Meal. No Gru, no Agnes, no Edith, no Margo. People went crazy!
Despicable Me 2 has a decent story which obviously still revolves around Gru, only this time there are so much more minion actions. Which is cool, everyone loves minions. They’re cute, cuddly, naughty and their gibberish language is adorable.
Google Image result of “Despicable Me 2″, minions!
A summer movie indeed, the plot doesn’t really matter. There was a lot of aww moments between Gru and the girls, my favorite part is when Margo meets a cool boy and Gru does whatever he could to get between them, that’s what dads do! In a lot of ways, though, I find this movie to be not better than the first one. That one had a solid story, good twist! I feel like they’re making this for the sole reason of “selling” the minions. Even the bad guys were after the minions to convert them into some sort of evil minion!
Still fun to watch though, 7 out of 10!
This scene from the trailer was not in the movie!
I entered the theatre with low expectations of Monsters University. You see, when I first saw Monsters INC not a long time ago I wasn’t very impressed by it. Mainly because of the animation quality, it felt 90s. Granted, I watched it a decade after it was released, so this is somewhat irrelevant.
I loved the story though, the idea that monsters scare us because they care and they need scream to power their city is just too funny and silly it could probably be true!
On the first movie we see that Mike and Sully already have this strong friendship but I kind of just assumed that was because they were simply work mates. This movie showed exactly what made them best friends. This movie’s story made sense somehow.
The college problems with friendship, cliques, popularity and so on. Great story. This is the kind of movie that will become a classic, it has so many values!
8 out of 10 would watch again!
My advice is watch them all, Monsters University first though!