The minions are back and better than ever. “Despicable Me 2” is hitting theatres just in time for the holiday weekend. Gru (voice of Steve Carrell) has been living the life of devoted father out of the villain life and seems to love every minute of it. You can tell he misses the adventure but his duty as a father has changed him. His life of normalcy or what he believes is normal won’t last long. Gru is approached by the Anti-Villain league to seek out a new criminal mastermind who is attempting to take over the world.
He is paired up with Lucy (voice of Kristen Wiig). A beautiful woman who is a little eccentric about crime fighting. The two are adorable fighting crime together and have a chemistry that plays well into the story. As Mr. Gru is busy fighting crime and trying to locate the new threat his daughters are back home being guarded by the adorable minions. Slowly the minions are being taken. One by one they are coming up missing. Who is taking them and why is the mystery.
With so many minions Gru does not immediately notice his friends missing, but what he does notice is the changes in his oldest girl Margo (voice of Miranda Cosgrove). She has become boy crazy and he is not a fan. As we see Margo becoming a teenager dealing with her issues, we discover more about Mr. Gru’s life as an adolescent and how he became the closed off individual he was. With the help of his daughters and the danger he will face he will open up and find himself more accepting of love and the possibilities it brings.
“Despicable Me 2” is wonderful! Adults will be entertained and will find more humor in it then most kids. The minions are the scene stealers as usual. With their special language and adorable slap fights it will entertain kids everywhere. The plot had action that kids will be glued to. The charming part comes from the pairing of Mr. Gru with possible love interest Lucy and bringing a family together. The 3D was used spectacularly in “Despicable Me 2”, especially during the closing credits. Keep those glasses on and enjoy the minion craze in the final moments of the film. Minions are taking the theatre by storm and will come out as another wonderful win for families everywhere!