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Despicable Me 2 [video]

Posted Jul 14th 2013, 01:18 AM

He was bad to the bone. Now he’s Dad to the bone. Does his mojo survive the transition? Despicable Me 2: my “Reel Faith” 60-second review.

Tags: Fatherhood, Reel Faith Reviews (Video), Spy Kids Stuff, Spy vs. Spy, Villaincentricity, Animation, Family

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Review: Despicable Me (2010)

B | *** | +2| Kids & Up

To his suburban neighbors, Gru is a grumpy bald guy whose house looks like the Haunted Mansion and whose ride makes the Dark Knight’s Batmobile look like a Prius. He’s the one who makes tasteless “jokes” about killing your dog if it goes on his lawn again and pretends not to be home when girls come around selling cookies. You know the type.

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Review: Despicable Me 2 (2013)

B- | **½ | +1| Kids & Up

“Dr. Evil without Austin Powers,” I called Gru in my review of Despicable Me. Turning Dr. Evil into Austin Powers (mutatis mutandis, for a family film) is the best possible way to keep the reformed character from losing his mojo. (Oh, how Mike Myers has influenced this discussion!)

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