OVERALL GRADE: A
AUDIENCE: All ages
BIG or SMALL SCREEN: Either
RATED: PG for rude humor and mild action.
"It is I, Gruzinkerbell, the most magical fairy princess of all!"
"How come you're so fat?"
"Because my house is made out of candy, and sometimes, I eat instead of facing my problems!"
Gruzinkerbell, also known as Gru, may have a few problems to face in this highly anticipated sequel, but the audience will have nothing but an absolute blast. Returning with old and new cast members alike and yet another enticing script, 'Despicable Me 2' is anything but despicable-'despicably delicious' would be more like it.
Now that Gru (Steve Carell) has decided to live a life without crime, he has a lot of free time on his hands. Between throwing a huge birthday party for Agnes and creating his own line of jams, even the minions are growing bored with the same old routines. It's not until Lucy (the fantastic Kristen Wiig) kidnaps Gru and convinces him to join the Anti-Villain League that things start to pick up speed in his life-romance included.
Just as much fun as the first time around, 'Despicable Me 2' keeps its viewers enthralled throughout the entire animated feature. From exciting fiestas to classic songs performed by our little yellow friends, this is not a motion picture to miss. Whether you are 5 or 85, you will enjoy yourself from beginning to end, and leave the theatre with a warmer heart.
The tagline could not be truer: 'More minions. More despicable.' Yet, I think a 'more fabulous' is needed as well.
'Despicable Me 2' Trailer:
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