While Gru, the ex-supervillain is adjusting to family life and an attempted honest living in the jam business, a secret Arctic laboratory is stolen. The Anti-Villain League decides it needs an insider’s help and recruits Gru in the investigation. Together with the eccentric AVL agent, Lucy Wilde, Gru concludes that his prime suspect is the presumed dead supervillain, El Macho, whose his teenage son is also making the moves on his eldest daughter, Margo. Seemingly blinded by his overprotectiveness of his children and his growing mutual attraction to Lucy, Gru seems on the wrong track even as his minions are being quietly kidnapped en masse for some malevolent purpose.
“Having laughed my way through pretty much the entire film (including an ace end-credits sequence that will delight aspect ratio nerds), I left the cinema to the sound of a child announcing; “That was the best movie ever!”” Mark Kermode, Observer
“If Despicable Me 2 feels like little more than spectacular silliness, it’s hard not to admire a film with such a canny grasp of what its young audience wants.” The List
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