We absolutely loved the first Despicable Me movie – funny, poignant, and cute, what’s not to love? So we were super-excited to be invited to the multi-media screening of Despicable Me 2 at the Odeon West End on Sunday. My friend’s son, Zac, asked if he could write the review for the blog so here it is – Zac’s Despicable Me 2 Review:
Despicable me 2 features the return of the villain Felonious Gru and his evil companion Dr. Nefario the genius scientist who is still up to the same antics as before.
In part 2 the world calls for a hero and the hero they get is in fact a villain, Gru. Alongside his minions he must save the world. In this journey you meet all sorts of characters: a young keen willing agent, an ex villain idolised by Gru, more minions , and even more characters. You also take a look back at Gru’s past and see how socially awkward he was as a kid.
The minions are as funny as ever, dressing up in costumes and singing songs at work. Gru isn’t so much a villain as he is a caring father of his three children. Margo, the eldest of the three, is becoming more of a stereotypical teenager just texting away on her gadgets. Edith the middle child has become obsessed with weapons just like her father which is handy because he has a selection of dangerous weapons which Edith can’t stay away from. Agnes is still as innocent as she ever was, hoping for Gru to find true love and for someone she can finally call mum. Dr. Nefario is back with even more inventions to offer Gru and the minions but this time he’s making some not so tasty jelly and jam with this in mind he’s quite fed up because he hates being good and wants to be evil.
Despicable Me 2 is filled with twists and turns, and it’s also very amusing. 4 stars (out of 5).
You can watch the Despicable Me 2 trailer below: