Despicable Me 2

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Despicable Me 2 {2013}

Stars:

  • Steve Carell
  • Kristen Wiig
  • Benjamin Bratt
  • Miranda Cosgrove
  • Russell Brand

Summary: While Gru, the ex-supervillain is adjusting to family life and an attempted honest living in the jam business, a secret Arctic laboratory is stolen. The Anti-Villain League decides it needs an insider’s help and recruits Gru in the investigation. Together with the eccentric AVL agent, Lucy Wilde, Gru concludes that his prime suspect is the presumed dead supervillain, El Macho, whose his teenage son is also making the moves on his eldest daughter, Margo. Seemingly blinded by his overprotectiveness of his children and his growing mutual attraction to Lucy, Gru seems on the wrong track even as his minions are being quietly kidnapped en masse for some malevolent purpose.

{kindly taken from IMDB}

My Thoughts: I loved the first Despicable Me movie. And when I say loved, I mean LOVED :) What was there not to like about an easy-to-like villain, three adorable girls, and an over-the-top plot?! While I personally don’t think anything can beat movie one, this sequel was entertaining and a delight to see! I am sure that my family will get it again at the library once it comes out on DVD.

This time, Gru has left his evil villain ways and has devoted his time to planning birthday parties for his girls and start a business of making homemade jam. It’s because of his new easy-going attitude that the Anti-Villian League recruit him to help them out. I really liked seeing this new side of Gru! It was really interesting to see how he acted around his family and how he solved the new dilemmas that came up. {for example? the pressure for a real wife.} At the same time, I was really happy that his “family side” was also balanced out with outrageous weapons and schemes. I think that without those aspects, a large chunk of the entertainment would be gone. Of course, my favorite characters will always be his three little girls, Margo, Edith, and Agnes. They, and the minions, always stole the show. Speaking of which, the minions were a huge draw for the movie from the very beginning, and it is easy to see why. They made the entire movie enjoyable with their silly shenanigans.

The plot was a bit less violent than the first one, and there was a big emphasis on romance, with the addition of Lucy. Lucy’s a spy for Anti-Villian League, and is a possible love interest for Gru. I think that the romantic storyline did well, and any plot holes were covered up with Carell’s and Wiig’s great acting. The chemistry was believable, and the ending was oh-so cute! I thought that the attention to detail in the mall was incredible. To be quite honest, the animation as a whole was pretty amazing.

Overall, Despicable Me 2 was a satisfying sequel! It was so fun to see where all the old favorites ended up.

Pros: Well-developed characters, terrific animation, and believable chemistry between the two main characters.

Cons: The plot had a few holes here and there.

Heads Up: Violence, although it was rather cartoonish.

Overall: I give it 4 stars {****} and I recommend it of ages 6 and up.

Have a lovely night!

B

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