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Despicable Me 2 - Film Review

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by Ashleigh Dwyer (subscribe)
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Published June 27th 2013

The second installment of the Despicable Me franchise, Despicable Me 2, sees Gru return and the movie starts right where the previous left off. Gru has adopted the three children, Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Elsie Fisher) and he is trying his best to leave his villain days behind him and focus on being the best single dad to his three kids. His days of just being a parent were abruptly interrupted when he is kidnapped and recruited by the Anti Villain League (AVL) to help them bring down their new villain.

Once Gru is recruited by the AVL, he is partnered up with the enthusiastic Lucy (Kirsten Wiig), to hunt out the thief and prevent a national crisis.

Gru has the almighty task of trying to hunt down the villain whilst also caring for his daughters and keeping track of the actions of Dr Nefario (Russell Brand) and his yellow pill shaped minions who love to laugh and have a good time.

One really great thing about this movie are the voices. They were excellent and they all complemented each other really well. The actors' voices suited their roles very well. The addition of Kirsten Wiig as Lucy was an excellent accompaniment to the already brilliant voice of Steve Carell, both working together to create a hilarious comedic duo. Their humour and wittiness created an on-screen relationship viewers will thoroughly enjoy.

And who could forget those loveable minions. Without the minions Despicable Me would not be the major success it has been. They add that extra element to the movie that couldn't be replaced by other characters. They are extremely hilarious and entertaining to watch, for people of all ages.

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The movie was also designed extremely well and it was visually appealing to the audience. It was a bright and vibrant movie with lots of bright colours used to engage the audience for the entire movie, keeping them interested. I saw the movie in 3D and it was clear the movie had been made with 3D in mind because the visuals were amazing and definitely very impressive.

I have been waiting to watch this movie ever since I heard it was to be released and I was not disappointed at all! The trailer for this movie was perfect, engaging viewers and making them anxious to watch the movie. Using the minions was the perfect way for the audience to be wanting to see more. This video of the minions singing is the perfect way to promote the movie. Its definitely a movie I highly recommend, and it is definitely not just a movie for kids. I am an 18 year old who loved it and so did my boyfriend. That just proves that Pixar have done it again with another brilliant movie for families, children and adults alike.

Those who have come for laughter, fun, enjoyment and minions have definitely come to the right place because that's exactly what Despicable Me 2 offers to its audience. This is definitely pure entertainment for the entire family - it brings out the inner kid in all of us.

Despicable Me 2 I would definitely rate a 10/10 and suitable for all ages!

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