Despicable Me 2
Recommended for ages 12 and over
Theatrical Release: 7/3/2013
Video Release: 12/10/2013
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe
Writer: Ken Daurio & Cinco Paul
Producer: Janet Healy
Director: Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud
Runtime: 98 min.
MPAA Rating: PG
Starring: Steve Carell,
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me entertained audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history. In summer 2013, get ready for more Minion madness in Despicable Me 2.
Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy adventure featuring the return of (former?) super-villain Gru (Steve Carell), his adorable girls, the unpredictably hilarious Minions...and a host of new and outrageously funny characters
In this cute sequel to the 2010 hit movie, Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League and tasked with finding out who is behind a plot to take over the world by using a transfiguration serum. At the same time, his "girls" and especially Agnes try to fix him up with a woman so that they might have a mother. Gru doesn't quite go for their plan at first but later falls in love with someone who he eventually must save from the villain.
This is a very entertaining film that makes the case that family is important and desirable. The violence is almost non-stop but is mostly slapstick in nature. However, there are several weapons used that might cause some parents to use caution when they decide to let their younger children go. We are pleased to award our Dove Seal for ages 12 and over.
Sex: Man/woman kiss.
Language: "Nut job"; "poop"; "I just did a boom-boom"
Violence: Several scenes involving a tazer, a freeze gun and other weapons. No one is seriously injured; slapstick violence throughout; people and minions are shot, hit, punched, kicked multiple times.
Drugs: Champagne in dream sequence; moose tranquilizer delivered through a dart to a woman's behind; rabbit and several minions injected with a transmutation serum.
Nudity: Cleavage on very busty woman; man seen in outhouse; minion looses his pants and we see his butt.
Other: Dog urinates on a plant destroying it. Some of the minions cross-dress but this is played for laughs.