As many of you know, it is a lifetime goal of mine to obtain both a lair and minions, so when I watch Despicable Me and its sequel, I am not merely absorbing a fine animated movie: I am living the dream.
Despicable Me 2 surpasses its predecessor and banks its laughs (and oh there are a-plenty) on the minions. If you liked the minions in the first movie, you’re in for a treat. The movie finds former super-villain Gru now a single father of three girls and those three girls are highly interested in obtaining a new mother. They fixate on Anti-Villain League agent Lucy with whom Gru has been drafted to investigate evil doings-on at a seemingly normal suburban mall.
DM2’s plot may not be as strong as the first movie’s, but honestly I do not care. I do not care because every time a minion was onscreen I was pretty much laughing harder than I have in a long, long time. Things come together in the way you’d think, and the two movies together serve as a nice journey of this supervillain and his complete transformation. It would be awesome if they’d just leave this alone and not make 9 more, but that’s not how films work. The minions have their own spin-off already planned for next year, and I’m sure given the whopping opening weekend, we’ll hear about Despicable Me 3 soon. Just don’t burn me out on the minions, guys, because I could watch the fire brigade of minions alone all day and never stop laughing.