Tag Archives: Despicable Me 2

A Week In Film #486: Grundig

Despicable Me 2
A sequel which has grown on me – nice to get some more Gru, even though the pairing him up with Lucy Wilde of the Anti-Villain League thing did undermine some of the message of the previous one.

The Martian
One of the few Ridley Scott movies of recent years not ruined by it being a Ridley Scott movie. A pleasantly positive vibe throughout.

File alongside Welcome To The Punch, Cleanskin and Closed Circuit as another ‘almost’ British thriller from recent years. Here Noomi Rapace is an undercover CIA officer in London on the trail of a terrorist cell. Plenty of strong name talent (Orlando Bloom, Toni Collette, Michael Douglas, John Malkovich), and helmed by the experienced Michael Apted, but definitely no cigar.

Potty-mouthed pansexual masked mercenary shenanigans from Marvel.

A Week In Film #364: Retreads

Despicable Me 2 title screen
Despicable Me 2
Enjoyable sequel, with Gru undercover at a mall on the hunt for super villain El Macho.

The Dark Knight Rises title screen
The Dark Knight Rises
Least best of the Nolan/Bale Batmen with the whole awkward Occupy/Anonymous angle, but it does have a great pre-credits prologue, and Tom Hardy doing a gravelly-voiced Bane, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as possible future Robin-before-he’s-Robin.

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back title screen
The Empire Strikes Back
Snow, taun-tauns, a wampa, Yoda, hand amputations, Boba Fett, carbonite, pretty good.

A Week In Film #241: Solstice

Flight title screen

Denzel Washington as alike airline pilot who saves planeload of passengers, etc. Directed with great competence by Robert Zemeckis, a great crash sequence, but overall a bit meh. The John Goodman cameo was enjoyable but wholly in the wrong film.

Despicable Me 2 title screen

Despicable Me 2
Took the ankle biter to see it in the cinema, obviously he loved it, but for the life of me I can’t really remember what happened, apart from falling asleep during the climactic battle. Ah yes – some kind of villainy in the local shopping mall? A sort of female Gru? Ringing any bells?

Well, I wasn’t a big fan of the first one the first time I saw it, so perhaps this one will be a grower too.