Saturday, July 13, 2013

Despicable Me 2: Not at all despicable!

So I saw Despicable Me 2 yesterday with a friend, and I have to say that it did not disappoint.  Gru was on the good side, but I could still see the remnants of his former "evil" (i.e. purposely blasting his neighbor with water when she tried to set him up on a date).  True to his role as a dad, Gru continually tried to block his oldest daughter Margo from any association with boys (does it matter if she's texting a boy or girl? no, UNLESS IT'S A BOY!).  The minions (of course) were hilarious every minute they were on the screen, and the three daughters were absolutely adorable.  Gru's developing relationship with his partner Lucy Wiles was great to watch as well; it was endearing to see how nervous Gru got whenever it boiled down to asking a girl out.  Plus, the scene where Lucy first meets Gru - involving a LIP-STICK TASER - was both funny and shocking (pun totally intended!).

Considering the loving family dynamic Gru had with his girls and the comedic antics of the minions, I would say that sequel is definitely on par with the original movie.  I was a little disappointed that Vector didn't make a reappearance as the villain, but the new one served the necessary purpose regardless.  I genuinely enjoyed being reunited with the characters I fell in love with in the first movie.  If you liked the original Despicable Me, get off your butt and watch its sequel!

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