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When Gru, the world's most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru's own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness.

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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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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The first Illumination Entertainment sequel. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the film, when the secret lab is stolen from the Arctic, the footage is being viewed in AVL headquarters. The information on their screen includes latitude and longitude co-ordinates.

These co-ordinates are actually in southern Sudan, rather than the Arctic circle. See more »

Quotes

Lucy: [to herself] I choose Gru.
[to the stewardess]
Lucy: I choose Gru!
[runs to the plane's emergency hatch and opens it]
Lucy: Thank you, Gru-stewardess!
Flight Attendant: You're welcome!
[Lucy jumps out of the plane and presses the clasp of her purse, which turns into a hang glider, parasailing off in search of Gru]
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Throughout the first half of the end-credits, three minions hold auditions for Minions (2015). See more »

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Spoofs Scarface (1983) See more »

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Love's Theme
Written by Barry White
Performed by Love Unlimited Orchestra
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A disappointment
29 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sigh!

I don't get to watch too many movies, and even fewer on the big screen. So after watching Despicable Me (the original) numerous times at home - and loving it to death, this movie was a big disappointment for me and my daughters at the movie theater. It's been hard for me to put a finger on exactly what was missing, but I think it is mostly the lack of clever, witty dialog that filled the first movie. There are many fun moments in this movie, but they are predominantly sight-gags and one-liners. And sadly, the space between those moments was just not too intriguing. FYI, my girls (10 and 7) were also underwhelmed - though my younger one asked to get it on DVD or iPad, so she could replay the few parts she really liked.

I thought this sequel had a lot of potential - especially in the Lucy character, but most of that potential was just squandered. The villain is portrayed with a very stereotyped and non-PC caricature, and unlike Vector (the villain from the first movie), didn't seem to have any motive. The evil plot was actually kind of scary instead of being funny, and the characters seem to spend a lot of time doing things that were just not that interesting and saying things that were just not that funny.

All in all, a real let-down for our once-in-a-blue-moon trip to the movie theater.


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