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  • Nikhil Bhagwat

Despicable Me 2 (3D)

Voice Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt and others

Directors: Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud

Language: English

Year of Release: 2013

Rating: *** ½

There has been a gap of three whole years between the first movie and the sequel. In the first part, the audience had adored the character of Gru: a villainous character who wanted to become an astronaut. He was on a quest to steal the moon, but had to obtain the shrink ray first. He succeeded eventually. Of course the minions were there too.

In this movie, Gru runs a jelly business. Having failed in the business, he starts taking care of the orphans that he had adopted in the first movie. His kids ask him to build a family by getting married. But, how can he love when he does not have a job? Just then, he is recruited by an anti-villain league to hunt down the man behind the loot of a chemical.

As the story progresses, his eldest daughter Margo, played expressively by Miranda Cosgrove, begins dating a boy whose father, Eduardo/El Macho, a super villain as concluded by Gru, is the mastermind behind the theft of the chemical. Will Gru and the team succeed in this mission? Will Gru allow his daughter to settle down with her friend?

All the leads, especially Steve Carell as Gru, have performed really well. Steve’s performance in this movie is better than the first. Miranda Cosgrove as Margo is really good. The show stealers are the Minions though, voiced by different people; they each have their own sense of comic timing and traits that are genuinely funny. The sense of imagination is immense in this movie.   Dialogues bring the house down; the film’s editing is really of a high standard and so is the quality of the animation. 3D is one element which has improved considerably over the years.

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