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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is the second time we find a Kristen Wiig character in a cupcake bakery. In this film, she has a scene with Gru in "Bake My Day". In Bridesmaids (2011) she used to own "Cake Baby"* bakery where she made cupcakes. See more »
When Lucy is tazing Gru he drops his freeze ray but when it shows her trying to pick him up it is gone. See more »
[after Gru lied about his fear of dating]
Good night, Edith.
[gives her a good night kiss and gently pulls the beanie over Edith's eyes]
Good night, Margo.
[gives her a goodnight kiss, but returns in suspicion]
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, hold the horses. Who are you texting?
No one. Just my friend Avery.
Avery? Is that a girl's name or a boy's name?
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During the opening Illumination logo, two Minions say "Ta-da!" and fight over who gets to say it. See more »
FX airings omit the scene where Agnes makes up disturbing excuses for Gru not to go out with Shannon. See more »
Don't Stop the Party
Written by Pitbull (as Armando Perez), Jorge Gomez (as Jorge Martinez Gomez), IAmChino (as Jose Garcia), TJR (as Thomas Rozdilsky), Toots Hibbert (as Frederick Hibbert)
Performed by Pitbull (feat. TJR)
Pitbull appears courtesy of Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records/Mr. 305 Inc.
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
TJR appears courtesy of Rising Music through Three Six Zero Group Ltd. See more »
Fantastic family fun, on par with the original
The first Despicable Me was a wonderful film, so while there is the worry of whether a sequel would work you can't help wanting to see it anyway. Despicable Me 2 was just as good as the first one, maybe not as fresh in terms of plot but what worked so well in the first works equally well here. The animation, also having the advantage of staying true to the style and look that the first had, is bursting with vibrancy and colour without looking too over-saturated as well as having a lot of detail to it. The retro-futuristic designs and gadgets are inventive and very striking to look at, while the music has rousing energy and is also memorable. Despicable Me 2 in the writing and gags is peppered with humour, and this is of the laugh-out-loud hilarious kind, though because there's a lot and that you may be laughing so hard you may be at a risk of missing something. To counter-balance the hilarity, the film also incorporates a message, it is a heartfelt one and doesn't feel cloying and out-of-place. For what the story may lack slightly in freshness in correlation with the first, it more than makes up for it in wit, heart, excitement and how briskly it moves without feeling rushed. Having more of the minions- one of the best assets of the first film- was a masterstroke also, and their subplot also gave the story an increasing sense of jeopardy and threat(though theirs is a little more interesting than that of world domination). Gru is a lovable character, whether a villain like in the first or not, and adds a lot of charisma and energy to the film. The top-notch vocal talents of Steve Carrell, Steve Coogan, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt and even Russell Brand are a further advantage. All in all, like the first Despicable Me this sequel is fantastic family fun and equal to it. 9/10 Bethany Cox
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