Despicable Me 2 – Film Review

Gru is back in action alongside his minions and three girls, but this time, he is here to save the world.

Gru has developed into quite the father figure for Agnes, Edith and Margo. His transition from the evil-villain to a new home business seems to be working for him, until the Anti Villain League asks for his assistance in saving the world. The culprit? No one knows. The culprit’s weapon? A secret chemical used to mutate the infected with all fury and violence in living creatures.

Despicable Me  was a great film and I quite well enjoyed it. Despicable Me 2, however, was not quite as enjoyable. The classic villain quitting his evil day job for a normal life, then being recruited to save the world from the people who tried stopping him.
Steve Carell does a great job with the voice of Gru, the returning cast and characters are well played, and the minions, well who doesn’t love those minions?
A few new characters, on the other hand, are not so impressive, as
Eduardo Perez/El Macho, the typical foreign villain with a new alibi, and Gru’s new sidekick, Lucy Wilde, who is very jumpy, jittery, and an odd one.

A few points to the story line were well derived, such as Gru’s new life, his girls, and the overall saving-the-world sequence. But, Despicable Me 2 failed at being  a successful comeback sequel. Some lousy humor, and a very, very limited new villain role.

The minions, on the other hand, did not disappoint.

Overall, a 6/10 for Despicable Me 2.

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