Any fan of Despicable me 1 would be overjoyed to hear it has a sequel.
So hurrah to the return of Gru, the hard not to like super villain, excellently voiced and brought to life by the talents of funny man Steve Carrel, his now iconic and family favourite minions, his delightful daughters Margo, Agnes, Edith, Assistant mad scientist Dr Nafario voiced by Russell Brand, who like or loath him makes a great contribution to this low key yet likeable character, and finally, Gru’s not so pleasant dog, Kyle, along with a good handful of new friends, acquaintances and enemy’s.
So what can be in-store for the worlds best criminal mastermind who has three adopted daughters to keep in tow. A new ingenious plan to beckon the world to his needs, a journey to another planet to see what resources he can steal for ransom. His daughters certainly feel a woman’s touch would be nice around the home, and as much to Gru’s despair, has a neighbourhood of woman wanting attention.
Again a criminal rival has stolen something, this time a secret laboratory from the artic circle, but wait a minute! Whoose treading on Gru’s toes. What is he going to do about it? Chase after the villain stealing the limelight, freeze him and put him on display in a museum while he takes the glory and the prize?
Get a visit from the Anti-villain league who want to recruit him to take down the villain, protect the world and bring him to justice?!?! Surely he wouldn’t would he?
Of course he wouldn’t. So Gru gets man-napped by special agent Lucy Wilde equipped with enough gadgets to match James Bond, she forces him into the boot of a car with, two of Gru’s loyal minions pick up pace to try to rescue him and get nabbed themselves. They travel into the sea in the bond style boat/car and see some creatures of the sea on their journey to the AVL’s secret head quarters.
Although reluctant at first super villan Gru turns secret agent is partnered with Agent Lucy Wilde and packed with his own arsenal of gadgetry and minion horde, but trusty assistant and friend Dr Nofario, is off in search of a better paid placement with a more energetic villain.
Packed full of humour for all ages, it is delightful to see a return to the charming super villain and his lunatic minions who will try and do anything to entertain the group. Going in a direction you would never expect brings a new style and purpose for the films. Hugely enjoyable and entertaining and a film you will definitely see more than twice.