Having really enjoyed Despicable Me three years ago, I had been really looking forward to the sequel after hearing that the movie would hit our shores in June 2013. The movie is aimed towards children (or those who keep their “inner child” alive) 😉 – continuing the story about Gru (voiced by Steve Carrell) and the children, Margot, Edith and Agnes. The storyline is simple – a villain managed to steal a secret laboratory from the Arctic Circle using a gigantic magnet. Gru is enlisted by Silas Ramsbottom (Steve Coogan) from the Anti-Villain League (AVL) to capture the villain, with the assistance of a clumsy agent called Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig). To make things a little bit interesting, the villain also has a serum called PX-41 that would turn any living being into a mutated, deranged killing machine (and purple as well).
Although some of the freshness is gone compared to the original movie, I still enjoy the sequel a lot – the lovable yellow minions continue to amuse me. I won’t spoil some of the jokes here, but look out for some of the well-known songs that they translate using gobbledigook minion language. What I didn’t realise as well, the voice of the minions is provided by the directors – Piere-Louis Padang Coffin and Chris Renaud. Then I found out that Piere-Louis Coffin is actually half-Indonesian! His mum is a well-known Indonesian writer, N.H. Dini. Whoa. 😯 I can’t wait for the spin-off movie next year called Minions. Yay!
So, if you have any children or if you keep your 7-year-old self alive, go and see the movie for a good laugh!