Reel Reviews | Despicable Me 2

Despicable 2

On the latest episode of Reel Shorts, the sequel to the hit 2010 animated film, Despicable Me, is an enjoyable comedy romp that shows off ex-baddie, Gru’s ability to not only raise children but his attempt to find a love of his own.

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      Despicable Me 2

In Despicable Me 2, Gru (Steven Carell), the ex-supervillain is adjusting to family life and an attempted honest living in the jam business, when a secret Arctic laboratory is stolen. The Anti-Villain League decides it needs an insider’s help and recruits Gru in the investigation.

Together with the eccentric AVL agent, Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig), Gru concludes that his prime suspect is the presumed dead supervillain, El Macho (Benjamin Bratt), whose his teenage son is also making the moves on his eldest daughter, Margo (Miranda Cosgrove). Seemingly blinded by his overprotectiveness of his children and his growing mutual attraction to Lucy, Gru seems on the wrong track even as his minions are being quietly kidnapped en masse for some malevolent purpose.

The film stars Carell, Russell Brand, Cosgrove, Wiig, Ken Jeong, Bratt, Steve Coogan. This won’t be the last adventure for Gru’s helpers, a spin-off film, Minions, focusing mainly on the yellow henchmen before they met, is set to be released in December 2014.

Grade: B+