Harry Hamm

harry star 4stars Despicable Me 2 Warm and Very Funny

I saw “Despicable Me 2” at The Hi pointe Theater with my Grandson. The place was a near sell-out. I have never seen family animated comedy entertainment resonate more effectively with a audience. The theater was awash with laughter, and even a few tender moments between Gru and his kids.

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In “Despicable Me 2,” the plot is about Gru being recruited by the Anti-Villain League to stop the theft of a top secret mutation serum. He’s recruited by an AVL operative named Lucy, voiced by the talented Kristen Wiig.

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Working as a pair, Lucy and Gru set off to stem the criminal activity by concentrating their efforts in a local shopping center and focusing on the owners of the businesses there, especially the portly proprietor of a Mexican restaurant.

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The most entertaining element of “Despicable Me 2” are the Minions. The concept is naturally funny and the Minions are given lots of screen time. They are simply hilarious.

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The animated action and the comedy never let up. If you pay too much attention to plot in this film, you’re missing the point.

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The soundtrack has a terrific mix of rhythms and songs that are most enjoyable. The most effective use of 3-D is at the very end of the movie when some special Minion scenes are presented as part of the closing credits.

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“Despicable Me 2” is a winner from start to finish. It’s a textbook example of mixing story, characters, comedy and creative animated pizazz that will be endearing for all ages groups. You’ll probably want to see it more than once.



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