Despicable Me 2 2013

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Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team at Illumination Entertainment create an all-new animated adventure featuring the return of (former?) super-villain Gru (Steve Carell), his adorable girls, the unpredictably hilarious minions.

Starring:
Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig
Runtime:
1 hour 38 minutes

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Despicable Me 2

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family, Animated, Comedy
Director Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig
Supporting actors Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Steve Coogan, Ken Jeong, Elsie Fisher, Dana Gaier, Moises Arias, Nasim Pedrad, Kristen Schaal
Studio Universal Pictures
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.8 out of 5 stars

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75 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Darth Maciek TOP 500 REVIEWER on 1 July 2013
Format: DVD
I loved this movie and both my daughters loved it even more. It is AS GOOD as the first part, therefore this review follows the main lines of my review of the first "Despicable me". This review contains very limited SPOILERS.

1. Hilarity - Exactly as the first film, this sequel is HILARIOUS! There is hardly any 15 seconds in this movie that would not contain a really good gag, children or/and adult oriented. Whoever wrote the scenario was a genius!

2. Despicability - in this film Gru is a little bit different from what he was in the first part. He is no more so grumpy, mean, petty and permanently aggravated - he certainly smiles more and all his attitude softened. He remains however exactly as insecure as in the first film. That being said, there are moments in this film when the old Gru resurfaces, when his heart is broken or when somebody REALLY upsets him. His geriatric sidekick and only friend (well, kind of) doctor Nefario didn't take all this change easily and he has some trouble to adapt his evil laboratory to new tasks of producing jam and jelly... Gru's murderous (and toxic) dog/rat/wolverine/skunk like pet on another hand felt completely under the spell of the girls - but still gives a great show! The two "bad guys" are also excellent - which is a real achievement, considering that one of them belongs to species usually not associated with evil villainy...)))

3. Girl power - as in the previous film, I believe that any parent of little girls will fall immediately in love with Margo, Edith and Agnes, the three little orphaned sisters Gru adopted in the first part. Those seemingly defenseless creatures took him since under the sweet and soft but in the same time surprisingly totalitarian control little girls exercise over their fathers, adoptive or not...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 14 July 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Former criminal and now nice guy Gru (Steve Carell) is recruited by secrete agent Lucy (Kristen Wiig) to find a bad guy. They set him up in a mall bakery. There is something about a redhead named Lucy working in a bakery that jogs the memory.

While there are a few things for adult, the humor is geared at kids combining generic spy humor with fart jokes. Gru calling Mr. Ramsbotton, Sheep-butt got the biggest laugh among the kids. The colorful Candyland looking scenery along with the type of humor clearly indicates a this is for a younger crowd, i.e. tweens most likely won't be overjoyed sitting through it.
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By Sam Tyler on 22 Oct 2014
Format: DVD
The sequel, or as it is sometimes known – the cash in. Many second instalments of a series have been a quick turnaround to try and make money out of a newly popular franchise. However, there are exceptions to the rule; the ‘Toy Story’ films for instance. Unfortunately, ‘Despicable Me 2’ is no such exception and instead feels like a film that does not really need to exist and actually retracts slightly from the wonderful original. ‘DM2’ opens after the events of the first film with Gru now living in domesticity with his three adopted daughters. He is trying to be good, but his skills as a bad guy are perfect when he is asked to hunt down a mysterious villain who is hiding somewhere in plain sight.

The issue with ‘DE2’ is that is has many of the same elements of the first film, but little that feels new. The Minions are great fun as before and they deserve their own film, but the humans just are not up to snuff. Gru is thrown into a shopping mall environment and the film basically consists of his awkward relationships with normal people. The joke wears a little thin towards the end, especially as the various potential enemies are a little drab.

Despite the film not being excellent like the previous outing, it is still very solid. The voice cast do good work with Steve Carell once more shining. The animation is also excellent; there is plenty of colour and mischief on the screen to keep a child happy. Even an adult will sit through the film and enjoy it, but there is no repeat value like before so watching again and again and again will be very troublesome. It is a shame that the script was not made a little stronger as this could have been a classic series, as it is, this sequel will probably be forgotten in time like ‘Weekend at Bernies 2’.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 22 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray
For me this was a sequel which actually improves on the original - please do not get me wrong the original film was pretty good too. There was plenty of eye-popping visual inventiveness and some great laughs that were cross generational and kept the whole family entertained, The minions are as a adorable as ever, and in this production it was great to see that they got more centre stage billing and they really do deliver the goods - with lots of minion mischief.
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I totally agree with the other five star reviews here, this film is just so entertaining for kids and adults alike. Watched it over Christmas with the family (and several times since then), and as an in-law said, you could put this on repeat play and the family would just sit there and watch it over and over again. It's a film that just makes you laugh and feel so good. Is there any better sort?

The plot in short is that Gru gets recruited, somewhat reluctantly, into working with the Anti Villain League to help with a series of unsolved crimes. Along the way we are introduced to several new characters, notably El Macho, a mad 'guard chicken' and Lucy Wilde, the AVL agent assigned to work with Gru. I really like the way that Gru's and the three girls' characters have been developed since the last movie (Margo has her first crush!) and clearly much thought has been given with this. It certainly works.

For once, a sequel that is even better than the original, and bravo to the guys at Illumination Entertainment who have proved beyond doubt that they are not simply cynically exploiting the success of the earlier film. Roll on Despicable Me 3!
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