Despicable Me 2 – More minions, more despicable (2013)

If you like adorable animated films then this is a perfect movie for you. The entire movie overflows with quirky comedy and impressive animation. Despicable Me 2 picks mostly where the original ended, this time exploring the characters more deeply and uncovering hidden secrets as the movie progresses. Pierre Coffin directs yet another hit animation film but Despicable Me 2 sticks to a nicer only slightly evil sequel.

Steve Carrel returns as Gru, the villain turned loving parent of his three adopted little girls in the new minion filled sequel. Since parting with his life of stealing precious objects in the first movie, Gru has accustomed himself to a joyful life with his new family. It is however, Gru’s dormant evil persona that attracts attention of the Anti-villain league. A new threat has emerged that is seemingly positioned in the mall, a playground for Gru and his sidekick agent Lucy, who perhaps fall in love, unpredictable I know.

El Macho voiced by Benjamin Bratt is a potentially great and very interesting villain embodied with hairy-chested masculinity and a Lucho mask. Unfortunately he doesn’t become a daunting enemy until later. Dr. Nefario voiced by Russel Brand and the squabbling Minions are the highlight of the movie because events and actions centre on their emotions. Gru’s love interest Lucy does have her unforgettable moments and Gru is the more improved, recently emotion filled character we know and love.

DreamWorks introduces humour excellently that will entertain both parents and children without drawing offence or any inappropriate behaviour. The plot suffers occasionally from overpowering predictability, but there’s no refusing that Despicable Me 2 does a great job of appealing to anyone searching for indestructible characters and enormous robots. The minions never mature and the film uncovers a hidden side to the three adorable daughters. It’s a fantastic animated film that all ages can enjoy.

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6 thoughts on “Despicable Me 2 – More minions, more despicable (2013)

    • Yes! The first movie was outstanding, heartwarming and pleasant to watch! 🙂
      It turns out Carell’s accent was a spontaneous ‘in the moment’ joke that the filming crew really enjoyed so it stuck! Your review was fantastic, you are a very talented writer 🙂

      Good luck with your future writing 🙂

      • Thank you for your kind comments about my writing. I try to help people feel what I feel when I watch movies. Movies are a very visceral experience for me, so if I like a movie, you will know it, if I don’t you will know it.

        Thanks for the insight about Carell’s accent in Despicable Me, I had never heard that before.

        Keep writing, you’ve got a vibrant style of your own.

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