Movie Review: Despicable Me 2 - In UK cinemas June 28th ✭✭✭✭✭


Review by Christina Benneworth

Gru (Steve Carell), the former super-villain is back on the big screen, along with his adorable girls and the unpredictably hilarious Minions… and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.

Now that the ever-entrepreneurial Gru has left behind a life of super crime to raise Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Elsie Fisher), Gru, Dr. Nefario (Russell Brand) and the Minions have some free time on their hands. But just as he starts to adjust to his role as a suburban family man, an ultra-secret organisation dedicated to fighting evil around the globe comes knocking. Now, it’s up to Gru and his new partner, Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig), to discover who is responsible for a spectacular crime and bring him to justice. After all, it takes the world’s greatest ex-villain to catch the one vying to take his place…

The Minions take much more of a central role in this movie; not that anyone would really complain about it, their innocent childish humour has everyone laughing from the youngest child to the older adult; there aren’t many people that could keep a straight face, even when “bottom” is the joke.

The obvious progression of this story is that Gru falls in love and finds a mother figure for his girls, which is where this movie goes. The story has a great blend of humour and a great link to family, it may be an unconventional family, but one of the best families in animation.

A great sequel, even more laughs and some great family scenes with Gru and the girls. Even though I think this movie is a five star movie, it doesn’t quite feel as good as the first one, that might just simply be because it is a sequel and more often than not the first original movie will always be better. I can guarantee though that this movie will not leave you feeling disappointed.

A little tip, if you want to see some great 3D entertainment with the Minions, stay for the credits.