American movies suck. Make that mainstream American movies circa the summer of 2013... suck. Of course, there are exceptions. If you want to say that animated movies are doing pretty well right now, I can't really argue.
Despicable Me 2 is still an adorable flick for kids, it's just not an incredible nor memorable work of art. Also, it lacks enough consistent humor and content to simultaneously really captivate us grownups.
Cinefantastique Online's Steve Biodrowski and Dan Persons sat through this sequel, and their discussion focuses on how a film with so many pluses -- minions galore; a talented voice cast -- could wind up so flat.