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Despicable Me 2 (2013)

PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  3 July 2013 (USA)
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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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More minions. More despicable. See more »


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

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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

When the Minions assemble to give Dr. Nefario a 21-fart-gun salute, the bugle call "To the Color" can be heard playing in the background. This is a U.S. Army bugle call that is traditionally played on Army posts after the call of "Retreat," as the post flag is lowered at the end of the duty day. 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.

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Gru: The highest honor awarded to Dr. Nefario for your years of service, the 21-fart gun salute!
[21 fart guns fire]
Dr. Nefario: [coughs] Uh, I counted 22.
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Crazy Credits

Throughout the first half of the end credits, three minions hold auditions for Minions (2015). 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
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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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