YMMV / Despicable Me 2

  • Acceptable Targets: Shannon is totally a Paris Hilton parody.
  • Ass Pull: Dr. Nefario and the Super-Serum Antidote
  • Award Snub: Despicable Me 2 dominated the 2014 Kids' Choice Awards winning "Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie" for Miranda Cosgrove and "Favorite Mobile App," but getting shut out of "Favorite Animated Movie" by Frozen. Yes, Frozen was a lot bigger than DM2 was, but still, it put a blemish on a despicable night of awards.
  • Ear Worm:
    • "Another Irish Drinking Song" as sung by the minions.
    • Pharrell Williams' "Happy" which makes you sing and dance while walking on the streets. And then it became one of the most popular songs of 2014.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Even though Antonio dumped Margo for another girl, leading to Margo's current "hatred" for boys, many fans have a different idea. Some fanfictions and music videos still pair up Antonio and Margo.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In the first film, Gru tries to keep his supervillain identity a secret by claiming he was a spy. Cut to this movie, and he is hired as a spy for the Anti-Villain league.
    • There's also the small gag when the girls try to set Gru up for online dating, and he claims he looks like a bit like Bruce Willis. What makes this scene hilarious is that Gru is voiced by Steve Carell, and both of the actors worked together on another movie in which Carell's character looked up to Willis' character.
    • The girls were not fond of their foster mother in the first film, but they open up immediately to Lucy. Hilariously, both women are voiced by the same person.
    • The Russian dub has an actress named Irina Kireeva voice a character named Lucy. This wouldn't be the first time she would voice a Love Interest Action Girl with the same name...
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • The minions' imitation of a fire engine's siren: "BEE-DO BEE-DO BEE-DO....."
    • The 24-hour music video of "Happy" spawned many covers from people around the world where they sing and dance along with the song. Its title is "Pharrell Williams Happy We Are From [name of the city]"
    • The minions' "Ba-Na-Na" song (sung to the tune of "Barbara Anne") from the trailer. A scene from the god-damned trailer made it onto t-shirts!
  • Nightmare Retardant: The Evil Minions. They look like deformed Build-A-Bears and sound like they're vomiting. Not exactly scary is it? But don't forget - they may look goofy, but they can shrug off bullets and devour police cars. Keep jelly with you at all times, just in case.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: Grucy (Gru and Lucy). Martonio (Margo and Antonio).
  • The Scrappy: Much like Gru, there's plenty of people who hate that Chicken.
  • Strangled by the Red String: Gru and Lucy don't show much attraction or chemistry for the first half of the film, and their feelings for each other seem to come out of nowhere for the sake of them being in love.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: Those who were not huge fans of the original felt that the sequel had much better jokes, a more interesting story and, at the very least, put the Minions to better use.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Most of the villains from Despicable Me go unpunished - in fact, don't even appear. Mr. Perkins still presumably runs the Bank of Evil, Miss Hattie presumably still runs the orphanage and neither of them figure in the plot. The sequel instead focuses on a Love Interest for Gru.
    • It looks like Little Miss Badass Edith will finally get a moment in the spotlight to fight the Monster!Minion in her ninja costume...then Dr. Nefario shows up in the nick of time and injects it with anti-serum.
    • The Margo/Antonio subplot is immediately dropped after Gru goes Papa Wolf on Antonio. Antonio completely disappears from the plot after that.
  • Unfortunate Implications: The first movie received glowing praise for its positive portrayal of single parenting. This movie, as some people argue, implies that a child isn't truly happy without a mother, an opinion worsened by Gru's on-screen criminal negligence.
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