“Despicable Me 2” is even more fun than the original!
“Despicable Me 2” was directed by, Chris Renaud (The Lorax) and, Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me). It stars the voice talents of, Steve Carrell (Gru), Kristen Wiig (Lucy) and, Benjamin Bratt (Eduardo/El Macho). It has a run time of 1 hour and 38 minutes and is rated PG for rude humor and mild action.
“Despicable me 2” invites back the lovable villain, Gru (Carrell) and his three adopted girls for a very welcomed story about the power of being good. Someone has stolen a top secret chemical and plans to use it to create and unleash a terrible army of mutants. The “Anti Villain League” realizes the best way to catch a villain is to hire one of the best bad guys that the world has ever seen. Agent, Lucy (Wiig) is sent to convince, Gru to help them get the chemical back before a new super-villain is born and terrorizes the world with their unstoppable army of genetically enhanced super mutants.
I have to say that when it comes to sequels, there are not too many out there that can stand up to their freshmen predecessors. Often times they tend to stain the memories that the original films work so hard to create. “Despicable Me 2” was BETTER than the original. Yup. I said it. Every aspect of the first film was grasped and intensified for the sequel. The Minions are funnier. The backgrounds are deeper. The jokes are funnier and characters are even more over the top. If there is something that you liked from the first movie, you will love it in this one.
One of the things that I love about this movie is the design. Every possession of, Gru is very retrospective of the industrial revolution. His BBQ grill is pieced together sheets of riveted steel, for instance. His car looks like a chrome test-aircraft (also with riveted seems). The main villain in the movie has a series of booby traps and secret doors that lead to his lair. they are riddled with carved Aztec sculptures and enough danger that would even make, Indiana Jones think twice before shoplifting the chemical from, El Macho (Bratt). There are too many things to list, but pay attention to the little details in the background when you see this movie. It really adds a realistic dimension to the characterization of the key players in the movie.
“Despicable Me 2” is just plain fun. The humor is so fast that you will most likely miss a few jokes. I think that the Minions are hilarious. I strongly believe that they could have a movie of their own and it would be a huge success. There are so many of them on the screen at any given time and each of them is doing something awesome worth looking at. I have felt so generous with my ratings this summer, but the movies keep getting better.
Go see this one in 3D. The depth is amazing. Make sure you stick around during the credits. The Minions are crazy and so lifelike as they blow bubbles out into the crowd and fall out of the screen while they wrestle each other. My daughter (and every other kid in the theater) were out of their seats trying to catch them while laughing and having a great time. Trust me, you will like this movie just as much as your kids do.
Despicable Me 2 merits 5 out of 5 on the ol’ popcorn scale.