Metal Arcade: Zack Kircher writes:
While it has its moments of hilarity – mostly because of those hysterical Minions – Despicable Me 2 is a cash grab, pure and simple.
When compared to all the gems we were given in 2012, I would say that 2013 has thus far been a weak year for animated films. This is mainly because most studios have decided to play it safe by releasing sequels/prequels, or simply by failing to do something memorable with a great concept. Illumination Entertainment is also playing things close to the chest this year, for their latest animated offering is a sequel to their 2010 smash hit Despicable Me. Now that it’s in theaters, can Despicable Me 2 affect audiences with the same level of charm, hilarity and originality that its predecessor did?