Despicable Me 2 (2013)

logoDirector: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

Writer: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio (Screenplay)

Starring: (Voice Talent) Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Ken Jeong, Steve Coogan, Elsie Fisher, Dana Gaier


Plot: After a research laboratory is stolen The Anti-Villain league recruits Gru (Carell) to help locate the person responsible for it. Gru is now working to be honest and being a single father of the three girls Margo (Cosgrove), Edith (Gaier) and Agnes (Fisher). Gru has to team up with agent Lucy (Wiig) and go undercover in a shopping mall to figure out who is the one behind the robbery.


Verdict: A welcome addition to the Despicable Me franchise.

Story: This time the story has changed, Gru isn’t trying to outsmart a fellow criminal mastermind he is just trying to stop one, showing how the character has developed over the two films. As before you have a very loose plot that is perfect for the younger audience as well as giving enough for the more mature audience. (8/10)


Character Review: Gru – The reluctant hero who has a new love for his girls, using his gadgets to get the better of his opposition. (8/10)


Character Review: Lucy – A good addition showing that the stubborn lonely character of Gru can have a love interest. Full of her own wacky quirks work very well with Gru to create a good partnership in work and personally time. (9/10)


Character Review: Eduardo – The villain doesn’t come close to the one in the original, he lacks motive, competition and any real charisma. (6/10)


Character Review: Silas – Head of the Anti-Villain league very stuck up poking fun at all the head of the British Secret service characters from the James Bond films. (7/10)


Character Review: Minions – These fellas steal the film again, take them out you have an average film at best, these guys make this film fun and use some very clever film references. Scene Stealer Award, Iconic Performance Award, They Have The Laughs Award, My Favourite Character Award, Comic Relief Award, Funniest Character Award, Lesley Favourite Character Award (10/10)


Character Review: Dr. Nefario – Has a drive to stay working on taking over the world He has some good character twists throughout the film and again is excellently voiced by Russell Brand. (8/10)


Character Review: Margo, Agnes, and Edith – Adding a more family base to the film about how a father has to cope with a young daughter first crush, birthday party expectations and mood isolation spells. They have grown in characters since the first film and add so much more to the story this time around. (9/10)


Director Review: Pierre Coffin, Chris RenaudContinue with the good work created in the first making better character development but losing some of the action we might be used too. (7/10)


Comedy: this film really lacks the truth laugh out loud ability of a top comedy the minions will give you most laughs. (7/10)

Animation: Great animation throughout. (9/10)

Chances of Tears: None (0/10)

Oscar Chances: It might the a nomination for best animation

Chances of Sequel: It has potential for a sequel and the money it made makes the sequel look more than likely.

Suggestion: I would suggest this to all animated fans it is a fun addition to the genre. The minions have to be loved by all as they will have you laughing more often than not. It is good family fun so just enjoy it. (Watch)


Best Part: I loved the minion boy band scene.

Worst Part: Lack motivation from villain.

Funniest Scene: minion trying to save Gru from Lucy.


Similar Too: Despicable Me


Overall:  A funny film made great by the minions.


Lesley’s Rating 100%

My Rating 80%

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