I’ve watched Despicable Me 2 this weekend. After a few serious movies (Star Trek, Spud, Man of Steel), Despicable Me 2 filled a hole in me that I didn’t know had formed – a child-like craving for simple humour with a happy ending.
An unidentified automobile with a giant magnet uprooted an entire secret lab at the Arctic Circle. It cannot be found and concerns grow when the chemicals in the lab prove to be dangerous and fatal in the wrong hands. Gru, who is no longer a villain and basking in the joys of fatherhood, is recruited by the Anti Villain League (AVL) to help find the culprit behind the lab robbery. The story unfolds in destructible and lovely twists, filled with laughter and adoration for the cute and funny yellow minions.
I’m crazy about the little minions and the more I watched the trailer, the more I fell in love with their silliness. Their jargon language has actually been christened a name – Minionese.
Numetro has a special Despicable Me 2 kiddies combo that I simply couldn’t resist buying. Each combo (small popcorn, cooldrink and a packet of M&M’s) came with a free Minion figurine that fits on an especially designed plastic drinking cup lid. My inner kid self took over from that point onward.
Judging by the amount of children below the age of 6 in the cinema, I think the story line may have been slightly sophisticated for the little minds to grasp completely. Steve Carell did an amazing job with the voice of Gru, once again. And Russell Brand’s voice was unrecognisable (thankfully!) yet very well done. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet animated story riddled with humour you don’t need to think too hard about to get 😉
Oh yes, lookout for the Minionese songs… They’re entertaining in a cute way.
My rating: 3.5 / 5Did you watch Despicable Me 2 yet? What did you think of it?