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At a glance

Despicable Me 2 (2013) a comedy adventure film directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud. It is the sequel to Despicable Me (2010). Grossing over USD 970 million worldwide, it is the fourth highest-grossing animated feature of all time.

Despicable Me 2 Trailer

Despicable Me 2 Synopsis

Gru and his minions are recruited to trounce an evil supervillain in this hilarious sequel to the hit animation. Last time we met shiny-domed, pointy-nosed, spindly-legged megalomaniac Gru, he was tamed by a trio of adorable orphan girls. But Gru's life of happy domesticity as an adoptive father isn't going to last!

Gru is abducted by Lucy Wilde of the Anti-Villain League and whisked to the organisation's HQ in her cool underwater car. Here the League's supremo, Silas Ramsbottom, explains that Gru's detailed knowledge of the evil mind is needed to help defeat a sinister new supervillain named Eduardo. What's more, he'll get to play with lots of great new gadgets and weapons! Expect to see plenty more of Gru's scene-stealing little yellow minions too!

Despicable Me 2 Review

Despicable Me 2 (2013) is about the ex-supervillain Gru, who has already denounced his evil deeds to become a loving father of three adopted girls. He is currently adjusting to his new family life and attempts to be a legitimate business man which is in fact, admirable.

However, Anti-Villain League approached (or kidnapped) him and later, put him back in action (as a spy though) because they believe that he would be helpful in solving a crime as Gru should know how a villain thinks and acts. Nonetheless, this sequel also reveals more antics of their characters and minion mischief, where we'll be able to observe their true selves throughout the film and they are all so hilarious!

In brief, this is most likely my favorite 2013 American animated film even though there are a couple more that I haven't watch. I watched this film on theatres last year; it is fun, adorable and it lift up my mood! Some of the scenes are epic and funny; I certainly have had a good laugh watching this film and most of all, there are also plenty of moments that made me go aww!

I'm anticipating their upcoming films!

Who will like this?

If you liked the first Despicable Me film, you'd find yourselves liking this film too. Most audiences would be amused at the character's antics and the plot twists; it is really a fun and adorable film to watch. And of course, minions fans would love this film to death!

Like I have mentioned before, if you like gadgets and technologies, and are into comical ones, this film is really for you. There are several new weapons such as lipstick taser (I want one myself!), jelly gun, flamethrower and potentially one of the deadliest weapon of all, the PX-41 serum.

PS. I love this film but I just don't like "animal-testing" elements even if it means no real harm. T_T

Details of the movie

Director: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Producer: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy
Story: Not sure.
Screenplay: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
Cinematography: Not sure.
Music: Heitor Pereira, Pharrell Williams
Studio: Illumination Entertainment
Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Elsie Fisher, Dana Gaier, Russell Brand
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: Comedy Adventure Family
Running time: 98 mins
Budget: USD 76,000,000 est.
Box office: USD 970,761,885 est.

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Original post from Rosalyn's Blog.
This article is a part of Rosalyn's Animated Movie Marathon.
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Behind the Scenes

Despicable Me 2 Poster


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