The sequel to the instant breakout success of ‘Despicable Me’, reunite audiences to Gru and those likeable minions in ‘Despicable Me 2’.
The sequel follows Gru entering the world of spies as the Anti-Villain League recruits Gru and is teamed up with agent Lucy Wilde to find the villain who has stolen the mutagen. Simple enough, as the two track down the suspicious ship owners in the mall for the stolen mutagen.
While the film is occasionally hilarious, and features some good gags, however the film doesn’t feel original like the first film was, although there is some heart to Gru as he looks for a date, while at times can be weak with Margo’s romantic subplot, however doesn’t derail the film that much as it features little screen time and feels quite rushed to end the subplot.
The villain isn’t that complex, although I had the same problem with the first film’s main villain that was competing against Gru. Although, the animation is colourful and bright, and fun to watch.
‘Despicable Me 2’ is enjoyable, but its story seems slightly unfocused, with a plot that isn’t as complex or as heart-warming as the first film was.