Friday, July 5, 2013

Despicable Me 2

My whole family has be excited for Despicable Me 2 to come out this summer.  The first one is one we enjoy often in our home- it's got a perfect mix for adults and kids to both enjoy.  Plus, Hubs and I think Steve Carell (Gru) is hilarious!

Depicable Me 2 starts where the first left off;  Gru is focusing on being a dad to his girls, Margo, Edith and Agnes.  After some suspicious activity (an entire top secret lab is stolen!) the Anti-Villain League recruits Gru and teams him up with Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wig) to find out who the culprit is. Gru focuses his attention on Eduardo, a restaurant owner that Gru is convinced is actually the presumed dead super villain 'El Macho'.  Side note: Eduardo's son has been flirting with Margo.  It seems Gru's obsession with 'El Macho' (and his son) stems from his desire to protect his eldest daughter so the Anti-Villain League ignores Gru's accusations and claims.

Jelly Bean (my 11 year old daughter) thought Despicable Me 2 was even better than the first!  We certainly had laugh out loud moments and giggled throughout the movie.  I completely related to Gru regarding Margo and her seemingly overnight teenage behavior (I did mention I have an 11 year old girl, right?).  The minions are still has adorable and silly as ever, although they start to disappear (or are they being kidnapped!?) throughout the movie.  I loved seeing more sides to Gru- watching him relate to his daughters and to his new partner Lucy was refreshing and sweet.

This is definitely a movie I recommend for the whole family!  It's perfect for all ages.  My 4 year old is begging me to take him and I think my 2 year old would love it, too.  Definitely, check it out!

***Disclaimer: I was able to take my daughter to a pre-screening of this movie to write this review. If you have more questions regarding this please check out:


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