The super-villain Gru has turned a new leaf living the life of a responsible father and a legitimate businessman. When he reluctantly partners the Anti-Villain League (AVL) in a mission, chaos unfolds as fatherhood, love, duty and responsibility collide.
Running Time:
98 mins
Release date:
3 July 2013
Directed by:
Pierre Coffin
Chris Renaud
Produced by:
Chris Meledandri
Janet Healy
Written by:
Cinco Paul
Ken Daurio
Steve Carell
Kristen Wiig
Benjamin Bratt
Miranda Cosgrove
Music by:
Heitor Pereira
Pharrell Williams
Editing by:
Gregory Perler
Distributed by:
Universal Pictures

What’s Hot

  • The movie is like a breath of fresh air when compared to the various fairy tales or sci-fi 3D movies that fail to make a point these days.
  • Having realized the capability of the minions, the makers have put in a mammoth amount of effort and focus into the characterization of minions. The differentiation in detailing of the good and bad minions is very commendable takes the film to an entire new level in terms of quality.
  • In spite of being an animation movie primarily aimed at kids, this film deals with a variety of human relationships and emotions. The concepts ranging from love, revenge, respect and friendship have been spaced out across the movie. The fatherly instincts of Gru specifically towards Margo and Agnes, though more complex than the prequel, are aptly dealt with.
  • The humor is light and entertains the viewers of all ages and classes. The end credits with the minions going haywire take the cake.

What’s Not

  • The movie does not have same the wow factor as its prequel. An Uneven pace due to overlapping story lines also makes the movie lose momentum near climax. It would not be wrong at all to say the movie‚Äôs success is due to the adorable minions and not due to the characters or the writing.



Verdict Stamp

Despicable Me 2 is a thorough entertainer and offers many hilarious moments due to the adorable minions but the human characters which made the first installment a masterpiece, offer comparatively less.