Friday, August 2, 2013

Despicable Me 2

 Released Year: 2013
Directed by Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud

Voiced by:
Steve Carell as Felonious Gru
Kristen Wiig as Lucy Wilde
Benjamin Bratt as Eduardo Perez/El Macho
Miranda Cosgrove as Margo
Dana Gaier as Edith
Elsie Fisher as Agnes
A secret laboratory near the Arctic Circle is stolen by a mysterious vehicle using a giant magnet. The Anti-Villain League (AVL) recruits former super-villain Gru, now a kindly jelly manufacturer, to find out which evil person is about to start using the mutagen PX-41 to produce indestructible monsters. Gru and undercover-AVL-agent Lucy must search The Paradise Shopping Mall, where they are given a bakery as their headquarters. Gru suspects Mexican restaurant owner Eduardo of being an allegedly dead super-villain called "El Macho"; Gru and Lucy break into Eduardo's restaurant at night, but find nothing incriminating. Then Gru and Lucy investigate wig merchant Floyd Eagle-san, while Gru's daughter Margo develops a serious crush on Eduardo's handsome young son.

The next day, the AVL arrests Floyd Eagle-san because an almost-empty mutagen jar was found in his shop. The investigation is closed, and Lucy is reassigned to Australia. When Gru learns this, he is heartbroken; he loves her, but he cannot find the courage to ask her out on a date. Instead he visits a party at Eduardo's, and finds proof that the Mexican restauranteur is in fact the super-villain El Macho. Gru also discovers that El Macho (and his helper, previously Gru's assistant and friend Dr. Nefario) have captured and mutated a large number of Gru's minions, turning them into fierce purple-furred monsters. El Macho plans to send rockets full of mutated Minions to major cities and achieve world domination. El Macho admires Gru's old work (such as stealing the moon), and invites Gru to join him in this plan, but Gru avoids answering, and leaves with his daughter Margo, who in the meantime has broken up with Eduardo's two-timing son.

On her flight to Australia, Lucy realizes she cannot live without Gru, and jumps out of the plane using a hang glider. She is captured by El Macho, who now knows she is an AVL agent. Fortunately Dr. Nefario lets Gru know what is happening. In order to rescue Lucy, Gru visits El Macho along with two minions covered in purple dye, pretending he was captured by two of the mutant creatures. Fighting alongside his daughters and Dr. Nefario, Gru and his team spray all of the mutated minions with a powerful antidote dissolved in jelly, whereupon they revert to their friendly yellow state. El Macho then takes the mutagen himself, but Gru and Dr. Nefario easily overcome him using a fart gun.

Lucy is, however, already strapped to a TNT-loaded shark rocket. Gru starts to untie her, but the rocket-launch remote button is pressed by El Macho's pet chicken Pollito. The rocket flies towards the same lava-spewing volcano where El Macho had previously faked his death. Lucy accepts Gru's invitation for a date, and the pair dives into the safety of the ocean two seconds before the rocket enters the volcano.

One hundred and forty-seven dates later, the Gru and Lucy are married and Gru's daughters finally have a mother. The minions close with a rendition of "Y.M.C.A" and "I Swear" (sung in minion-speak as "Underwear") while the whole family dances.
 L² Scored: 9.5/10

L² Comment:
This sequel definitely is a hit right now, you can see their games in the smart phone apps; a lot of our friends using their voice as ring tones; fast food restaurant giving the toys makes by them... I have been very very busy lately, but i could not skip the chance of watching this cartoon, so i purposely squeeze a time out and enjoy this movie by myself in the cinema. 

I can heard laughter, singing along (with the minions) in the crowd... this definitely shows that the minions are going to be the next hit of the animation icon in the market.

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