Despicable Me 2 – Minion Madness

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I’ve watched Despicable Me 2 this weekend. After a few serious movies (Star Trek, Spud, Man of Steel), Despicable Me 2 filled a hole in me that I didn’t know had formed – a child-like craving for simple humour with a happy ending.

Quick Synopsis

DM2An unidentified automobile with a giant magnet uprooted an entire secret lab at the Arctic Circle. It cannot be found and concerns grow when the chemicals in the lab prove to be dangerous and fatal in the wrong hands. Gru, who is no longer a villain and basking in the joys of fatherhood, is recruited by the Anti Villain League (AVL) to help find the culprit behind the lab robbery. The story unfolds in destructible and lovely twists, filled with laughter and adoration for the cute and funny yellow minions.

Minion Madness

I’m crazy about the little minions and the more I watched the trailer, the more I fell in love with their silliness. Their jargon language has actually been christened a name – Minionese.

Numetro has a special Despicable Me 2 kiddies combo that I simply couldn’t resist buying. Each combo (small popcorn, cooldrink and a packet of M&M’s) came with a free Minion figurine that fits on an especially designed plastic drinking cup lid. My inner kid self took over from that point onward.

Minions Dave (short) and Kevin (tall)


Judging by the amount of children below the age of 6 in the cinema, I think the story line may have been slightly sophisticated for the little minds to grasp completely. Steve Carell did an amazing job with the voice of Gru, once again. And Russell Brand’s voice was unrecognisable (thankfully!) yet very well done. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet animated story riddled with humour you don’t need to think too hard about to get 😉

Oh yes, lookout for the Minionese songs… They’re entertaining in a cute way.

My rating: 3.5 / 5

Did you watch Despicable Me 2 yet? What did you think of it?

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12 Responses

    • Saajida

      Me too! Pity it’s such a long wait. Although I have a feeling it may just be worth the wait 🙂

  1. YellowCable

    I have not watched the movie yet. I have not connected the these small yellow beings (minions) until I see your blog. It looks good. I am sure will try to watch it.

  2. nitetimecoffee

    I watched it just a couple of days ago & loved it! It was so cute and I’m a huge fan of the Minions myself 😀 I’m actually finding myself enjoying animated films much more these days 🙂 I also watched Monsters University and absolutely adored it!

    • Saajida

      That’s next on my list – Monsters University. The trailer looked awesome! And funny. Buuut that’ll have to wait until after Ramadaan. 🙂

  3. Kavir

    sounds really awesome, would definitely want to watch it after reading such a great review!

  4. Syeda Maham

    It was soo much fun to scroll through your blog.Diverse?Very 🙂 I don’t really watch movies but these yellow people are extremly adorable (so are the brownies 🙂 )
    Totally non related : I have painted my own cellphone cover.Lots of watercolours,glitters and flowers 🙂 People say I have killed it..Ah well…Still I love it 🙂

    Ok now the visit is over 🙂 Have a blessed Ramzan.
    P.S. Friday Fiction was a beautiful piece.

    • Saajida

      Thanks! so glad you had fun 🙂
      ooh, I’d like to see a picture of your phone cover? should be interesting. and yes, you should be happy with your arts works lol

      You too, have a wonderful and content Ramadaan. Inshaa Allah.

      Shukran 🙂

    • Saajida

      hehe ya! My husband and I were the only couple in the cinema who weren’t there with their kids lol

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