Despicable Me 2 Especially Delightful

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by R.C. Samo

Editor-in-Chief

 

Minions Despicable Me 2Despicable Me 2 is better than the first. Gru, Agnes and the minions return, only this time on the side of justice! Gru (Steve Carrell) and Lucy (Kristen Wiig) must save the world from the return of the ruthless villain, El Macho (Benjamin Bratt).

This is one of those movies that’s going to shatter box office records for animated features and should be expected to receive an Annie Award nomination (the Oscars of animation).

“I think in truth the film is aimed at everyone. As it happens I was a huge fan of the first film. I took my wife as a date movie, I didn’t even bring my kids to that film. They have become huge fans of the first one,” said Bratt.

No one is more macho than El Macho, who faked his death by diving into an active volcano, strapped to a rocket, riding a shark with dynamite taped to his hairy chest.

Typically, I get a massive headache from 3D, but this time it was quite enjoyable and probably the one film this summer that I would recommend in the format. The chemistry between Gru and Lucy, although overly sentimental, was beautiful written and animated. The minions steal the film as they did in the first one and what can really compare with a fart gun salute?

The only complaint, MORE AGNES! MORE AGNES! MORE AGNES! She needs a spin-off series of shorts or even a full length feature film.

From guacamole hats, young love, romance, minions, a father’s love to please his daughters, sharks and cupcakes, Despicable Me 2 is one to be watched multiple times, because you’ll be laughing so hard from one joke that you probably will miss the next.

Despicable Me 2 opens July 3rd and should bet the biggest movie the July 4th weekend.

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