DESPICABLE ME 2 & V/H/S/2: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:27

Beee-Dooo, Beee-Dooo, Beee-Dooo: Gru (Steve Carell) has to contend with the anarchic forces that are the minions in DESPICABLE ME 2.

Beee-Dooo, Beee-Dooo, Beee-Dooo: Gru (Steve Carell) has to contend with the anarchic forces that are the minions in DESPICABLE ME 2.

Here’s what DESPICABLE ME 2 does not do:

  1. It does not inflict small bruises about your face and hands.
  2. It does not siphon off valuable water supplies to feed the alien hoard.
  3. It does not require you to pay for costly therapy sessions for your traumatized children.

After that, you’re on your own. Cinefantastique Online’s Steve Biodrowski and Dan Persons sat through this sequel in which reformed villain Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) faces off against a new villain while negotiating a complicated personal life, and their discussion focuses on how a film with so many pluses — minions galore; a talented voice cast that includes Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Steve Coogan and Russell Brand (but missing one highly-publicized player) — could wind up so flat.

Then, Steve gives his take on the new horror anthology, V/H/S/2, which opens theatrically next week. Plus, what else is coming to theaters (hint: PACIFIC RIM).

About the Author

Dan Persons

DAN PERSONS is a New York-based writer who first got bit by the Cinefantastique bug when he encountered the 1979 double issue devoted to the sci-fi classic FORBIDDEN PLANET. He contributed for many years to the magazine, first as a correspondent, then as an editor.

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