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Despicable Me 2 (2013)

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Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

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Cast

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Gru (voice)
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Lucy (voice)
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Eduardo / El Macho (voice)
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Margo (voice)
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Dr. Nefario (voice)
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Floyd (voice)
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Silas (voice)
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Agnes (voice)
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Edith (voice)
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Antonio (voice)
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Jillian (voice)
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Shannon (voice)
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Kevin the Minion / Bob the Minion / Stuart the Minion / Additional Minions / Evil Minions (voice)
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Additional Minions / Evil Minions / Italian Waiter (voice)
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Arctic Lab Guards (voice)
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Storyline

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. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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When the world needed a hero, they called a villain. See more »


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Rated PG for rude humor and mild action | See all certifications »

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3 July 2013 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$76,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$83,517,315 (USA) (5 July 2013)

Gross:

$368,049,635 (USA) (10 January 2014)
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Trivia

Kristen Wiig returns to the sequel, but is playing a different character with a much bigger role than the one in the first movie. She was Miss Hattie in the first. See more »

Goofs

When we are first introduced to Eduardo/El Macho, he orders cupcakes with Mexican flags on them. He then opens his shirt to display a tattoo of the Mexican flag. Towards the end of the movie when he his wearing the El Macho villain suit, most of his chest is visible and the tattoo is no longer there. See more »

Quotes

[from TV spot]
Jillian: Gru! It's Jillian!
Gru: [whispers; to Agnes] Tell Jillian I'm not here.
Agnes: Gru's not here!
Jillian: Are you sure?
Agnes: Yes, he just told me.
Jillian: [laughs] Agnes, where is Gru?
[Gru zips his lip]
Agnes: He's... putting on lipstick!
[Gru swings his arms wildly, making buzzing sounds]
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Crazy Credits

Throughout the first half of the end-credits, three minions hold auditions for The Minions (2015). See more »


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Another Irish Drinking Song
Written by Storm DiCostanzo (as Greg DiCostanzo), Paul Sabourin
Vocals Performed by Pierre Coffin
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It was okay, I guess
16 July 2013 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I was really looking forward to this film, but to be honest, it wasn't all that amusing. It made me smile a couple of times, but no real chuckles. The story was a little messy. Gru wasn't as convincing. Neither were his interactions with some of the new characters. Pure good doesn't suit him very well. The minions weren't as funny - in fact, they were a little annoying - and the villain's master plan was rubbish.

The graphics were okay, but visibly low budget (compared to Pixar's Brave, for instance). It was as disappointing as one must expect from a sequel.

If you don't have anything better to do and just want to be mildly entertained for 98 minutes, go for it. Otherwise, just re-watch the original Despicable Me, it was a lot better.


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