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Review of "DESPICABLE ME 2"
By Jayne Waterford
Copyrighted © Jayne Waterford, 2013.
First Published: 22nd August 2013
REVIEW: "DESPICABLE ME 2" by Jayne Waterford

Well this is a harmless couple of hours. And we get to be parented by Steve Carell's Gru. He's so good at explaining stuff. The thing is that last time, in the first "DESPICABLE ME" we didn't know Gru and frankly, we didn't like him. This time we had none of that tension to work against. This time, Gru is already mad or dom or some combination of dad and mom. He will go to any lengths not to disappoint his children and we already expect it.

Gru's girlfriend Lucy (Kristen Wiig), if you don't mind me giving you a spoiler, is the epitome of where girls are going these days. She's in your face and uninhibited and talented and confident and doesn't mind making a guy look a bit silly, thank god. We like her.

Steve Coogan who pops up every bloody where voices Silas and the minions, voiced by the directors, find much more emotional depth but generally I find the characters more two dimensional than last time. And it was a little more pinned down to reality. It was in a mall. It was nicer but not as great :)

Very satisfying. 7/10
Copyrighted © Jayne Waterford, 2013.


Chris Renaud & Pierre Coffin's
"DESPICABLE ME 2" (2013)
Release Date 20th June 2013
Category Comedy
Director Chris Renaud & Pierre Coffin
Producers Janet Healy and Christopher Meledandri
Running Time 98 minutes (1 hour, 38 minutes)
Rating PG
Origin USA
Stars Steve Carell, Julie Andrews, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove and Russell Brand, Al Pacino, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig.
http://www.despicable.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/UniversalPicturesAU
UNIVERSAL PICTURES INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALASIA

Official Blurb "Gru, his girls and his vast army of minions return in "DESPICABLE ME 2", the follow-up to the blockbuster 3D CGI feature that grossed more than $540 million at the worldwide box office. Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team at Illumination Entertainment create an all-new animated adventure with the all-star voice cast returning to tell the next chapter in the life of everyone’s favorite (former?) super-villain.

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s worldwide blockbuster "DESPICABLE ME" entertained audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history. In June 2013, get ready for more Minion madness in "DESPICABLE ME 2".

Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy adventure featuring the return of (former?) super-villain Gru (Steve Carell), his adorable girls, the unpredictably hilarious Minions...and a host of new and outrageously funny characters." - UNIVERSAL PICTURES INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALASIA PR

All promotion is centreing on the little yellow helpers. (Did I say that?)
They have heirophanies.