***Disclosure: I saw an early screening of this movie to facilitate my review. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.***
About the film
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me entertained audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history. In summer 2013, get ready for more Minion madness in Despicable Me 2.
Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy adventure featuring the return of (former?) super-villain Gru (Steve Carell), his adorable girls, the unpredictably hilarious Minions…and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.
Starring the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Steve Coogan, Ken Jeong, Elsie Fisher, Dana Gaier, Moises Arias
With this being a sequel you always wonder if it’s going to be as good or as funny as the initial one and Despicable Me 2 does not disappoint. There’s great laughs for the kids (Fart Gun) and fun gags for the parents as well. Plus, it still has the heart. We all fell in love with Gru the first time round. This super evil bad guy who found love for these orphans. Now the girls want to help him out in the love department. vHarmony anyone?
The music Pharrell Williams brings to the picture is pretty sweet too. My oldest has already downloaded a couple of songs from both movies.
Bottom line, is this Holiday weekend there are a lot of films ou, but Despicable Me 2 will have you both laughing and hugging your kids at the same time. Check out the “Happy” Video now:
Check out the Minion Rush – Mobile Game
Gru’s loyal, yellow, gibberish-speaking Minions are ready for their toughest challenge in Despicable Me: Minion Rush. Play as a Minion and compete with others in hilarious, fast-paced challenges in order to impress your boss, (former?) super-villain Gru! Jump, fly, dodge obstacles, collect bananas, be mischievous, and defeat villains to earn the title of Minion of the Year! Download now for your iOS and Android devices.
One more thing….make sure you stay for AFTER the credits! You can check out scenes from “Minion Movie Auditions.” Which a spinoff is slated for 2014