The plot to this film is not as charming as the first.My favorite moon-stealing super villain and his hilarious minions are back for more fun and adventure in Despicable Me 2. The original Despicable Me was a huge hit, grossing over $540 million, making a sequel a shoe-in. The plot to this film however is not as charming as the first, and lacks the magic and the evil deeds that made the first one so enjoyable.
In this follow-up, Gru (Steve Carell), now reformed and domesticated, lovingly dotes on his three adopted daughters, Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gairer), and Agnes (Elsie Fisher). He has given up a life of crime for much less evil activities like starting his own line of jams and jellies with the help of Dr. Nefario (Russell Brand).
When a villain who uses a giant magnet to steal shows up, Gru is recruited by the top-secret agency Anti-Villain League to go undercover and track them down. Gru sets up his operation in a cupcake shop located in the mall with the help of another AVL agent Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig), who becomes his love interest.
What makes this movie so much fun is the army of minions.Carell is excellent as the voice of Gru, as are all of the other talented voice actors, but what makes this movie so much fun is the army of minions. The minions and their quirky facial expressions, wackiness, and gibberish are the only reasons I would watch it again. I’m not sure Gru is as believable a good guy as he was a bad guy, but regardless, Despicable Me 2 will delight all fans, under three feet tall and above. I would pass on seeing it in 3D though. Save your money and buy a larger bag of popcorn.
Despicable Me 2 opens nationwide today, July 3rd.