Movie Review: Despicable Me 2

I’m a big fan of animated kids movies. Other than hilariously cliched rom-coms, they’re my favourite kind of film, so when I was invited to a screening of Despicable Me 2, I knew I had to go.

Despicable Me 2 sees former super-villain turned adorable father Gru (Steve Carell)  hired by the Anti-Villain League to attempt to bring down a new villain causing trouble in the city (and, you know, the world).

Picture courtesy of Universal Australia

Picture courtesy of Universal Australia

Gru’s adoptive daughters Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith, and Agnes are determined to find love for their father (as well as help him fight crime, because hello, girls can totally kick butt), and so when super-spy Lucy Wilde enters the scene, they decide it’s Meant To Be. As Lucy and Gru work together to find the Villain – who may or may not be El Macho, an evil villain presumed dead – sparks begin to fly. But will fear, fate, and responsibility get in the way of their happily ever after?

Picture courtesy of Universal Australia

Picture courtesy of Universal Australia

The Minions, of course, are back and more hilarious than ever in Despicable Me 2. The cute yellow (and in this film, occasionally purple) side kicks bring a majority of the comic relief, and also make you really, really wish that you could have some of your own. Fans of the Minions need not fear, as they cute creatures are getting their own spin-off film next year.

Picture courtesy of Universal Australia

Picture courtesy of Universal Australia

Despicable Me 2 is a thoroughly enjoyable film that people of all ages will sincerely enjoy. The kids at the screening I went to laughed hysterically throughout the movie, but so did the adults. The final scene especially had the whole cinema in stitches. If you loved Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2 will not disappoint. With school holidays almost upon us, grab some kids (and if you don’t have any kids in your immediate vicinity, grab some friends) and head to your nearest cinema for guaranteed “awws” and giggles.

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Picture courtesy of Universal Australia

Rating: 4/5

Despicable Me 2 is in Australian cinemas from tomorrow, Thursday 20th of June, through Universal Pictures. 

frangipani princess xoxo 

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