Despicable Me 2
Following the escapades of the first movie and the warm-hearted reunion how we not come back for another dose of wholesomeness? So I started with the second movie in the franchise right after the first one. I did have a long night and an even longer train ride to look forward to. The cast for the first movie along with a few new faces are back again to bring some much needed Despicable Me goodness, once again.
Felonious Gru (Steve Carell) is re-thinking his career choices as a super villain, he now has a family to look after now. So he’s hung up has boots as a supervillain and plans on going from Super Bad to Super Dad! After a highly potent mutagen is stolen, Gru is called in to find the perpetrator of the crime and find their motive. To this end, he is paired up with an agent, Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig) from the Anti Villain League. What follows, as usual is utter mayhem. Served with a dash of romance
Gru’s daughters are flourishing and happy under his care and that of his minions. Dr. Nefario (Russell Brand) has moved on to work for another evil overlord now that Gru’s days as a supervillain are over. Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Elsie Fisher), now that they have a loving dad feel that they need a mom to complete their family! They go about trying to set Gru up with Lucy. As the events of the story unfold, we find Margo gets a boyfriend. As was the case with the previous movie, mayhem soon ensues with Gru, his daughters and the minions at the centre of it all.
Once again, a simple and straightforward plotline, about a man trying to change his ways to be the superhero for his daughters, while also juggling the demands of a whole new career, won me over. The movie once again while being extremely entertaining is also very relatable. Being their for family, rooting for each other, trying to be the best version of your self for the people you love, have all been dealt with in a way that does not seem preachy at all. With the minions involved, you can be assured that no moment is a dull moment in the movie.
The voice cast has been superb. And once again, kudos to Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud for voicing over the minions. Their mindless banter which might seem nonsensical makes you want to go and Google what it is that they are trying to imply. And for me, that is one of the most entertaining aspect of the movie. Another aspect of the movie that is sure to keep you entertained is the lively music, courtesy of Pharell Williams and Heitor Pereira. The tracks and the background music go hand in hand with the plot and the picture perfect animation to catch your attention and keep you hooked till the very end.
Finally, I’d only say, once you start on the Despicable Me franchise, you will not want to stop at only the first or the second. You will most definitely want to go on a marathon watch. This is one movie series that will keep you thoroughly entertained long after you have finished watching it.
Disclaimer: The above review solely illustrates the views of the writer.