Despicable Me 2 movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Whilst Gru is more of a sweet hero and father than a villain, this sequel’s still silly, funny, entertaining and superbly animated. The film introduces some new characters and creates a good concept.


Now that Gru has scrapped his villainous life to be a father to the girls, the Anti-Villain League, an organization dedicated to fighting evil, sends him on a mission with Agent Lucy Wilde to capture the perpetrator of a gigantic heist.

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Movie details

Director: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Elsie Fisher, Dana Gaier, Pierre Coffin, Russell Brand
Writer: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
Release Date (Australia): 20 June 2013
Runtime: 98 minutes/1h 38m
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Adventure
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (PG)

The film contains scary scenes, including depictions of characters transforming into monsters. The film also contains sense of threat, crude humour and action sequences.

Violence (PG)

The film contains animated sequences of action and slapstick violence, including the use of jelly guns and characters being hit with objects.

Nudity (G)

The film includes animated buttocks nudity.

Sex (G)

The film includes infrequent sexual innuendo.

mpaa rating

PG (for rude humor and mild action)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Families and fans will love this sweet-toned animated sequel for its completely fresh concept that introduces new characters and stacks of advanced ideas. Overall, children and parents are likely to note Despicable Me 2 as a film that lived up to its original, if not totally better. There’s more to laugh about, things to be entertained by and it’s all worthy of the brilliant cast’s voice acting.

When you specifically aline this sequel’s premise with the first movie overall, it’s actually perfect and refreshening; Gru is introduced around the start as a very sweet and loving father setting up a birthday party for the girls, instead of working as the world’s worst villain of all time. It feels slightly uneven to not have as much screen time alone with this sequel’s real antagonist, alike we spent several scenes with Vector by himself in the first movie. But this film means to be a wait-until-protagonist’s-guesses-are-revealed style of storytelling.

There’s plenty of new characters to come along and meet the original ones, and the lines written for them are often hilarious in a sometimes unintentional way. Steve Carell is an absolutely chucklesome Grew, and Kristen Wiig returns as one of the new characters, agent Lucy Wilde, instead of the first movie’s mean Miss Hattie. And no one forgets the minions, who are as charming as ever. Well, you know… not including the rough purple ones.

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