MTV Review: Despicable Me 2
Gru and his Minions return for more villainous mayhem…
Friday, June 21, 2013 - 12:14
UK Release Date: June 28th 2013
Running Time: 1 hour 38 mins
Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Steve Coogan, Ken Jeong, Benjamin Bratt
Director: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Plot: Since taking guardianship of Margo, Edith and Agnes, ex-super-villain Gru (Carell) is adjusting to life on the straight and narrow…as are his horde of Minions and Dr Nefario.
However it’s not long before mysterious redhead Lucy (Wiig) shows up and enlists Gru to join the Anti-Villain League (AVL), an ultra-secret organisation dedicated to fighting evil around the globe, to help them catch the villain responsible for a terrible crime.
Meanwhile Gru is less than pleased when Margo (Cosgrove) attracts the attention of a suave Latino boy, while the ridiculously cute Agnes has love on the brain too, but she’s more interested in setting single Gru up with a lady friend...
Best Scene: It’s a toss up between Salsa & Salsa restaurant owner Eduardo’s feathered security attacking Gru and Lucy as snoop for villainous evidence (you’ll never look at live poultry in the same way again) or the distinctly World War Z-esque moment in the final act involving a hell-of-a-lot of jam.
Best One Liner: “Poulet tikka masala.” It means absolutely squat but any of the Minions’ jibberish gets us giggling every time.
Date Movie or Mate Movie?: Completely inoffensive in everyway - take your horde of Minions.
WTF Moment: The story of the demise of super-villain El Macho puts the defeats of The Avengers’ Loki or Superman’s General Zod to shame!
MTV Rating: Unlike the Pixar films we’ve grown to love and admire for their ability to please kids and grown-ups alike, Despicable Me 2 relies on slapstick and fart jokes and few too many laughs for the parents. That said the 3D is flawless and worth it for the Minions who steal the show once again. Despicably silly, but distinctly one for the kids.
By Michael Pell @mtvuknews
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