Hello, friends! I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I have been busy preparing for my trip to Hawaii – I leave on Thursday, eep!! I am so excited I might just have a nervy b (that’s a nervous breakdown for anyone who hasn’t read any of Georgia Nicolson’s adventures by Louise Rennison – hmmm, next Sunday Review?!). Anyway, aside from figuring out what to pack and getting those last minute toiletries and details, I also have a couple birthdays to celebrate with two of my lovely friends, one of which we celebrated earlier this week by heading to the movies to see Despicable Me 2!
So, I am not afraid to admit that I love kids movies and particularly animated family movies. They are just so fun and bring me back to the enjoyment of being a kid and that could not be more true of the Despicable Me series. The jokes are cheesy – and hilarious – and the animation is absolutely adorable. If you haven’t seen Despicable Me, I suggest you start there and then immediately head to the theaters to see the sequel, Despicable Me 2. For the purposes of this review, however, I am going to assume you’ve already seen the first movie.
In this installment, Gru and the girls are living in domestic harmony, but since Gru left the evil genius game, his professional life is lacking. Luckily, a spy named Lucy (voiced by the talented and hilarious Kristen Wiig) recruits Gru to the good guys’ team. Obviously, some hilarious hijinks ensue as the romantic tension between Gru and Lucy builds. I won’t give away the ending; although, I’m sure you could take a good guess.
Now, I have to admit that this movie wasn’t quite as good as the first one, but what sequel really is? Sure, there were some obvious plot holes and unanswered questions, but I can ignore that as well as any six-year-old. Despite its flaws, this movie is warm-hearted, funny and absolutely entertaining. I laughed and smiled, giggled and guffawed right along with the kids and parents surrounding me. The vocal talents of Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig were great as well as Miranda Cosgrove and all the girls, and, of course, the minions are my absolute favorite. I would happily watch the movie again and I definitely recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the animated, family genre!
Have a great week and, as always, thanks for reading :)