Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2

(2013)

When the world needed a hero, they called a villain.

Sequel to the villainous animated comedy featuring the returning Steve Carell as Gru - this time recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a new super criminal. Russell Brand and Kristen Wiig also return alongside new voices Steve Coogan, Ken Jeong and Benjamin Bratt.... More

After Despicable Me (2010), Gru has retired from villainy and now lives a quiet life with his three adopted daughters Margo, Edith, and Agnes. But his domestic life takes an unexpected turn when he is recruited by Lucy Wilde (Wiig) and Silas Ramsbottom (Coogan) from the Anti-Villain League, a society dedicated to fighting crime on a global scale. In a unique position to get inside the mind of a super villain, Gru - along with his minions - takes on the new threat: a tough, Mexican villain named Eduardo (Bratt).Hide

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Winning the affections of family audiences, Illumination Studios scored big in the Box Office with Despicable Me. Intent on not changing a thing, the sequel delivers the same brand of silly-n-sweet, with those manic minions gaining more screen time in the same way Scrat did with each Ice Age instalment.... More

The kiddie-gags are back, from a 21 fart gun salute to Gru reluctantly dressing as a fairy godmother. They tend to fall towards the wrong side of lame, but are often saved by a potentially ad-libbed line from the on-form Steve Carell. But the film is at its funniest when it delves into Looney Tunes-worthy madness that shows off Illumination Studio’s knack for snappy animation, with the grandiose flashback of El Macho’s villainous legacy being far funnier than anything Vector did in the first film. The sight gags aren’t as rapid fire as the brilliant Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, but its hyperactive vibrancy is universally boredom-proof as shown in the family-friendly World War Z-esque climax.

Though her comedic voice was well suited to How to Train Your Dragon, Kristen Wiig was a little off here as Gru’s co-agent. Her character constantly jumps from neurotic Bridesmaids Wiig to wacky SNL Wiig, as if Illumination was unable to decide which side of her comedic range to exploit. For a film as cartoony as Despicable Me 2, only the latter Wiig works. Steve Coogan also joins the series as league head-runner Silas Ramsbottom – a surname the minions mock for one of two reasons, depending on your age and maturity level.Hide


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BY Rhys-Rushton superstar

The second instalment of Despicable Me was a little hit and miss for both me and my daughter. It maintained a sense of the first movie but lacked Gru’s comical struggle evil Vs nurture. Although, I guess a repetitive storyline would have been a little too predictable.
Instead we see Gru so in grossed in his new domesticated role, he needs to be coerced to help expose a despicable criminal and his evil plan.
Overall, part deuce rolls over from the end of the first offering. In this light... More the movie makes sense. The animation is still visually pleasing and there are good bits for both young and old.
A not displeasing 3/5 from meHide


Loved this film, so funny, all the small details in the background were cool,.
But another James Bond esq movie sequel to throw on the pile.


BY Lucy-Power superstar

Loved it, not as funny as the first one, but sequels never are. Had the same charming jokes while retaining a few treats for the grown-ups.


Amazing film-I have been waiting such a long time for this and it has paid off.The girls were great but the minions were awesome.Amazing 5 stars _
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BY jaynine superstar

Outstanding film - I completely fell in love with it, it was sweet, adorable, and absolutely funny. The minions were definitely the favourite of every audience, and though you couldn't understand them they make up for it with their slapstick comedy. The whole theatre boomed with laughter in every quirky scene and all characters were very loveable, even the Nacho Libre antagonist.

Simply a great animation film. Recommend you to watch it with people you love!


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The Press Reviews

75% of critics recommend.
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  • While the new edition doesn't quite catch that inspired spark, there's still plenty to enjoy here courtesy of those zippy visuals and a pitch-perfect voice cast. Full Review

  • While not quite as charming or unique as the original, comes awfully close, extending co-directors Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin's delightfully silly sensibility to a bit larger universe. Full Review

  • It falters in the middle and hesitates unnecessarily in setting up the love story, but Gru still has charm and kids will adore the Minions. Full Review

  • Nothing here to challenge anything from the Pixar golden age, but Despicable Me 2 is a sweet-natured family film. Full Review

  • You can wish for a tighter plot, yet aside from the entirely useless 3D, there's little reason to be angry with Despicable Me 2. Full Review

  • Its repetitive qualities are beyond reproach. Every bit as amiable and disposable as its predecessor, it recycles everything from slapstick gags to its own voice cast. Full Review

  • The minions give good mayhem and the twig-armed animation’s lovely. Despite the coolest submarine-car since Bond’s Lotus Esprit, though, Despicable Me 2 is light on gadgets – and surprises, too. Full Review

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