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Despicable Me 2 (2013)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Gru (voice)
Kristen Wiig ... Lucy (voice)
Benjamin Bratt ... Eduardo / El Macho (voice)
Miranda Cosgrove ... Margo (voice)
Russell Brand ... Dr. Nefario (voice)
Ken Jeong ... Floyd (voice)
Steve Coogan ... Silas (voice)
Elsie Fisher ... Agnes (voice)
Dana Gaier ... Edith (voice)
Moises Arias ... Antonio (voice)
Nasim Pedrad ... Jillian (voice)
Kristen Schaal ... Shannon (voice)
Pierre Coffin ... Kevin the Minion / Bob the Minion / Stuart the Minion / Additional Minions / Evil Minions (voice)
Chris Renaud ... Additional Minions / Evil Minions / Italian Waiter (voice)
Nickolai Stoilov ... 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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USA | France | Japan

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

3 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Despicable Me 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$76,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$83,517,315, 7 July 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$368,061,265

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$970,761,885
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

On Gru's phone, three quick-dial buttons can be seen--two yellow and one red. The yellow ones say "Dave" and "Stuart" while the red one says "Mom." See more »

Goofs

When Dave comes out of the kitchen in the cupcake shop with the minion cupcake, Lucy splits it apart, then pins Dave down and asks Gru if he knows him. But when she captured Gru and took him to the submarine, there were two minions with him and Lucy never asked about them then. See more »

Quotes

Eduardo: I am not afraid of your jelly guns.
Dr. Nefario: Oh, this ain't no jelly gun, sunshine.
[uses the fart gun on El Macho, knocking him out cold from the stench]
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Crazy Credits

During the opening Illumination logo, two Minions say "Ta-da!" and fight over who gets to say it. See more »

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Featured in AniMat's Reviews: Despicable Me 2 (2013) See more »

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Just a Cloud Away
Written and Performed by Pharrell Williams
Produced by Pharrell Williams
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If you liked the first, you'll like this one!
25 June 2013 | by DJKwaSee all my reviews

Even more Despicable! Actually this is a sweet turn for the lovable anti-villain villain, Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), who is comfortably back as a bona fide family man, to the three adorable orphans who melted audiences hearts alike in the first film. Gru would seem like a fun father, but he takes his responsibilities overbearingly over the girls as he has trouble accepting them growing up. Not only that, but he struggles to find contentment with no longer being a villain, with his laboratory now transformed into a jam-making factory. Through expected plot development, advocated from a sequel, it is not until a love interest comes along, Lucy Wilde (voiced by Kristen Wiig), that Gru loosen his shell and the plot moves into action. She takes him to the aptly titled 'anti-villain league' who recruit Gru, with Lucy as his partner in anti-crime, to take down a new villain who has taken disguise at a local shopping mall. What better way to take down a villain than with a post-villain. However Gru is not as proficient as he used to be, he is divided and distracted between his responsibilities to his girls, his love for villainous antics and his mixed emotions to his new partner.

The plot moves efficiently and effectively, moving briskly but taking special care with the characters whom audience enjoyed the first time around, while injecting a few new ones. Of course this means the minions are back, if ads didn't make it obvious. The uniformly dressed but motley shaped crew seem to have grown exponentially in number, as they are ever present in the film. Even their antics in the background over petty things, prove hilarious, but the pint size helpers also take a pivotal role in the plot. This strikes an interesting point in the films advertising. Hardly any plot was divulged, beyond set-up, meaning that there are plenty of surprises to be had in the film. In fact the minions took the foreground of marketing, being funny without substantiating into crass or being overtly annoying. Not only are they ingenious supporting characters but also act as an ingenious means of marketing the film, without spoiling much of the fun of the film, similarly like Scrat in the Ice Age films. If you only liked them in the first film, you'll love them now.

The bottom line (hahaha 'bottom'- you read it in a minion voice didn't you :) is that this is a very comfortable flick. It lives up to the adage, if you liked the first you'll like this one. Colorful and cheerful animation, that is quite impressive, with more minion madness, as expected, punctuated by heart warming sentiment, in good measure.


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