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Despicable Me 2- Movie Review


Many animated movies are released every year but only few are regarded as classics, and Despicable Me 2 is certainly one of them. This movie had all the exotic elements (like the first one) to recreate the magic that the original Despicable Me had nearly a year ago.  Steve Carell reprises his role as Gru, a super villain turned in to (almost) a superhero. Kristen Wiig plays the female protagonist in the role of Lucy Wilde, an undercover AVL agent.

I would not go in to the details of the movie (since there might be some readers who are still trying to make time to watch the movie) but briefly the movie is about Gru helping Anti Villian League in trying to recover a powerful mutagen called PX-41, which can inevitably destroy the human race. The movie also explores the bond between Gru and his three daughters namely, Margo, Edith and Agnes. The first quarter of the movie focuses on the fatherhood aspect of Gru whereas the latter part of the movie turns mission oriented.

Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud did the right thing by giving the minions the right amount of attention they deserved in the movie. Since the original Despicable Me, minions proved out to the more popular phenomenon than the super villain himself. Minions were mostly seeing doing random stuff but getting bored of them was not an option. According to many movie critics, Despicable Me 2 was truly a minions’ movie. It earned them so much fame that a separate movie called Minions would be released in 2014; focusing on the storyline of the yellow adorable creatures before they met Gru.

According to me, the first priority of a movie is to appeal to the audience and Despicable Me 2 did not disappoint anyone on that front. As of 15th September 2013, the movie has grossed over $359,044,000 a respectable figure for an animated movie. The ratings bestowed by movie critics also did justice to the storyline as Imdb awarded the movie with 7.7 stars out of 10.

The movie does seem a little drag during the time Gru and agent Lucy Wilde are working as undercover agents in the mall but it is short lived. All in all, Despicable Me 2 is a must watch movie and will appeal to people of all ages.


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