by Sheryl Wall
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Despicable Me 2 is a computer animated sequel to Despicable Me starring Gru (voice by Steve Carrel) who is an ex-evil villain and now a parent to three small girls, Margo, Agnes, and Edith.
Instead of being evil, Gru is trying to come up with a new line of jams and jelly. However, all this changes when the Anti-Villain League enlists Gru’s help when a secret Arctic Lab is stolen using a gigantic magnetic ship. Gru is joined by agent Lucy on an undercover operation at the mall. As the movie progresses their relationship doesn’t stay as merely a business partnership. Gru’s main suspect is an owner of a restaurant who he believes is El Macho, an old villain who was thought to be dead. To add to the complications, Margo, Gru’s eldest daughter, falls in love with the villain’s son. Gru tries to stop this romance. He doesn’t want her with any guy let alone his main suspect’s son.
This is a fun sequel to Despicable Me. Though I did enjoy the first one more, this is still a cute and fun movie to go see. The Minions had a lot of silly scenes throughout the movie and seemed to be a big hit with audiences. They were quite funny, though I would have preferred to have a few less scenes with the Minions and have the three girls more involved in the plot. I really like how they turned a villain into a hero through the love of children.
Despicable Me 2 is filled with comedy, action, and romance which makes it reach a wider audience. It is a fun way to spend a hot summer day and is a movie that can be enjoyed by all ages which makes it a perfect family movie.
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