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This review is from: Despicable Me 2 [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Gru is back, and this time he takes a little sidestep for the real stars of the show, the beloved Minions.
Gru is recruited by a secret agency, who believe that as an ex-villain, Gru will be able to identify who is behind a theft of a powerful toxin that can create monsters.
On his journey he is partnered with a newbie at the agency, and they start off disliking each other, but soon creating a bond.
With his new job, Gru has other things to contend with, like his new Business, his children growing up and falling in love, and his long time partner Dr Nefario, moving on, as he misses being evil.
Round two of the quite funny movie is a strange one. The trailers I saw never featured Gru once, and the first movie was always outshone before release by the dire Megamind, so to be honest, I went in blind, knowing nothing of plot or narrative.
And to be fair, its not a blatant cash in of the original, its an endearing piece, giving Gru the chance to evolve his new fatherhood role, and predictably finding love.
But the makers know what the audience love, and this time, the minions are a pivotal point to the plot, and thank heavens, they are as hilarious as they were the first time, if not a little funnier.
The fact that they basically are the little child inside all of us, laughing at silly innuendo like Ramsbottom, and speak gobbledygook, they are a wondrous creation.
Sadly, the villain isn't really up to scratch, and neither is his devious plan, but it seems that the villain has been sidelined in favour of daddy duties and and playing the dating game for Gru.
It's not as good as the first movie, but its funny, and surprisingly sweet.