More like Minions with Gru
Kicked off my holiday movie marathon with Despicable Me 2, a safe and serviceable animated comedy that boasts fantastic visuals and the ever hilarious minions, but steps into mediocre territory with its predictable story that lacks a strong purpose. The minions were the lifeblood of the sequel as Gru (Steve Carrell) is already retired from villainy. With less personal battles to conquer there are only a few things left they can explore, and they’re not exactly interesting. It’s a follow-up without a heart and it cannot match its predecessor due to this. More than anything, it paves the way for the minion-centered film coming this 2015, with Gru finally at the backseat.