Review by Elliott
If you haven’t already seen the first one, then go watch it right now. Despicable Me 2 picks up right where the first left off. Gru has had a change of heart. He has given up his former life of villainy to take care of his three adopted girls, Margo, Edith and Agnes. Having turned his back on his former life, he has decided to start his very own jam and jelly business. Despite his enthusiasm for his new career choice, things aren’t going to well. But soon that won’t matter, because his life is about to take an even more unexpected turn.
Her name is Lucy and she works for the Anti-villain League. She shows up one day at Gru’s house and announces who she is. There is a short, funny, and somewhat violent battle. Gru doesn’t win, in fact he ends up stuffed in the trunk of her car. Lucy takes him to her headquarters, where they offer him a job. A new supervillain is on the loose and they need help tracking him down and discovering his identity. Although it takes some convincing, he finally agrees. From here on out, the movie revolves around Gru and his new partner Lucy, trying to discover and capture this new super villain.
I really enjoyed this. It isn’t quite as good as the first in my opinion, but very close. Some of my friends think it’s better and funnier than the first. So if you liked the first movie you will definitely like the second. It’s best described as, more of the same. So depending on how you like the first you may or may not like the second. If you enjoy this type of humor, you will be laughing from start to finish.
Although I haven’t mentioned them yet, the minions play a big role in this movie. They are as hilarious as ever and possibly the real stars of the movie. In fact I’ve heard rumors that they may even get their own movie soon.
The reason this review is shorter than normal is that I didn’t feel like there were many or any moral dilemmas or decisions to discuss. However, I do think there are some good topics that you could discuss with your kids after watching this. How do you handle betrayal and forgiveness? The importance of trusting your parents when it comes to relationship advice. How to deal with discontentment.
As of this posting the movie is still in theaters, so if your interest is peaked, go and see it right now. You won’t be disappointed. So far it is the best animated movie of the summer.
My rating: 4 out of 5.