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Less despicable, but still fun

Sequel manages to be more than just more of the same

July 4, 2013
By ANDY GRAY Tribune Chronicle , Tribune Chronicle |

Give the makers of ''Despicable Me 2'' credit for not falling into the same lazy pattern of most sequels. The norm is to slavishly follow the formula of what worked the first time. That's why once-in-a-lifetime misadventures like ''The Hangover'' become twice (or thrice)-in-a-lifetime misadventures and why sitcom characters who experience an epiphany or some profound emotional growth at the end of one episode revert back to their old ways the following week. No one wants to tinker with a proven success.



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