Despicable Me 2
- 98 min
- Directed by: Pierre Coffin/Chris Renaud
- Cast: Voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Steve Coogan, Miranda Cosgrove
- UK release: 28 June 2013
- Website: www.despicableme.com
Gru (Carell), now-reformed supervillain, is adjusting to life as the suburban dad of three small girls when the Anti-Villain League, led by Silas Ramsbotttom (Coogan), forces him to go undercover with stringy sidekick Lucy (Wiig) in search of a criminal mastermind. Although hardly stretching itself in terms of ideas, it's exuberantly animated and spectacularly silly.
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.
Certificate: U (Suitable for all)
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Despicable Me 224 Jun 2013
Animated sequel displays a canny grasp of what its young audience wants
Animated smash hit Despicable Me left its super-villain Gru a seemingly reformed character, the adoptive father to three small girls. Despicable Me 2 sees Gru adjusting to life as a suburban dad and recruited to thwart the villainy he once embraced.
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