Despicable Me 2 is a perfectly fine follow-up to the original. The story is much more streamlined and I think the Minions were used appropriately to bring a little levity to the movie. Even if you hate the Minions, they are an actual plot point so they do have a reason to be there. The story itself is pretty standard and predictable, but the new additions were fine and we do get to see a different side of Gru. The soundtrack is absolutely awful, however, but that is what happens when you let Pharrell do that part. The character model are still really weird and top heavy hitting a really weird place between trying to look realistic and trying to look exaggerated and cartoony. Really, this is Despicable Me 2 and it's a good Despicable Me movie, but not a great movie otherwise. If you like the first, this one is a good sequel. If you hated the first movie, you'll hate this one too. It's an okay movie that is watchable and while it's not really funny for adults, it's kind of cute and it gets a few chuckles.