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Film Review: Despicable Me 2 Is Even More Hilarious

Film Review: Despicable Me 2 Is Even More Hilarious

It seems that after the premiere of the first Despicable Me film, the minions and Agnes captured the hearts of anybody who watched this film. I have not seen the first Despicable Me film yet therefore I watched this sequel with limited knowledge about the characters etc. but thankfully this was not a problem. In this film we see (retired) Gru recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help them track down the villain who stole a secret laboratory near the Arctic Circle. He must go undercover as a shopkeeper in a large shopping mall and work alongside Agent Lucy to find out which fellow shopkeeper is the villain.

First and foremost, this film is absolutely hilarious. Despicable Me 2 had me cracking up right from the word go. Each and every character and situation brings more comedy to this film and was literally laughing out loud for about ten minutes straight in the cinema (most embarrassing, but honestly couldn’t control myself). With Steve Carell as Gru, you just can’t go wrong. Gru is a reformed villain, now a father, something that he is still getting used to though he hasn’t fully adjusted yet which brings lots of laughs. Of course, Gru’s minions were also hilarious, and they can’t even speak! These lovable yellow characters are impossible to resist with their singing, their little arguments and vibrant personalities. Between Gru and the minions, there’s never a dull moment in this film.

Something that really stood out in Despicable Me 2 was the soundtrack. These brilliantly chosen feel good tunes add to the happy and fun atmosphere of this feel and I could feel myself dancing in my seat. Pharell Williams, who also sang the theme tune for the last film, features on the soundtrack with ‘Happy’, a fantastic song that perfectly captures the ‘Despicable Me’ feel. If you’re not going to watch the film, at the very least make sure you add this song to your summer playlist, it’s just so … happy!

As expected, the animation was fabulous with vibrant colours and fluid movement. There was lots of dancing and action from all the characters and the quality of the animation was superb. Everything about this is eye catching and beautifully vibrant, you won’t want to look away.

The story line is excellent and not predictable at all. You might think you know who the villain is, but then something else will happen to make you change your mind. Its fast-paced and exciting at every turn, there’s always something new cropping up to change things and there are many plot strands and all come together and collide at the end. There was also an element of romance to this film which was lovely. There were some heartbreaking moments that almost made me cry, you can’t help but root for the characters!

I guess Despicable Me 2 is aimed at children, but I haven’t met anyone, no matter how old they are, that has said that they didn’t enjoy this film. I went to see this for my friend’s 18th birthday and we all loved it! It’s literally impossible not to fall in love with this film – the happiness is contagious!

Watch Despicable Me 2 online here

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  1. Cindy
    30th August 2013 / 8:05 AM

    This was actually the cutest movie! I hadn't seen the first one but it's definitely on the list now haha

    • Laura Hartley
      4th September 2013 / 2:26 PM

      Wasn't it?! I still haven't watched the first one either :$ Must get onto that ASAP!

  2. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    28th March 2016 / 7:04 PM

    I loved this film too and I agree super funny!! Its one for the whole family for sure xx

  3. 28th March 2016 / 9:02 PM

    I love both the Despicable Me films and the Minions one I have to admit! I am such a big kid! x

  4. Mellissa Williams
    28th March 2016 / 9:05 PM

    I have to admit I have never seen Despicable Me, but I should, shouldn’t I? I know a lot of friends are big fans

  5. 28th March 2016 / 9:54 PM

    I LOVE DM! I am such a big fan i even have Minion pyjama’s….and yes i blog about fashion (please keep my secret!!!)

    Lots of love Em xxx, emilyrosevass.com

  6. 28th March 2016 / 10:23 PM

    I absolutely love this film! Haven’t seen it in a while though!


  7. Laura
    29th March 2016 / 3:50 AM

    I haven’t seen the Despicables before but I love all of the little videos i’ve seen online, so fun! xxx

  8. kitty kaos
    29th March 2016 / 8:21 AM

    I watched this on the plane to Sri Lanka it’s such a fun film x

  9. 29th March 2016 / 8:35 AM

    This has been one of my sons favourite films for a couple of years, it’s such a great film, both of them are but the second one is just a bit funnier.

  10. 29th March 2016 / 9:02 AM

    Yet to watch this movie. Will be watching it soon. Thanks for the review.

  11. 29th March 2016 / 10:47 PM

    I am not a fan of museums but I adore Despicable Me. I think it is an absolute hoot!

  12. Tanya Brannan
    30th March 2016 / 2:17 PM

    Despicable me 2 is one of my favourite films ever!! I absolutely love minions!!!!!

  13. 30th March 2016 / 7:31 PM

    I still watch the despicable me movies years on after they were released and still love it and love them big time.

  14. Bex Smith
    30th March 2016 / 9:04 PM

    I love this film, had to watch it SO many times with Jack x

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