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Minions take over UWGB

Bailey Stellmacher , 4Play Writer
November 7, 2013
Filed under 4Play

The Christie Theatre was once again filled with animated movie-lovers this past weekend. CheapSeats featured “Despicable Me 2,” showing the movie several times throughout the weekend.

Everyone’s favorite villain-turned-father, Gru (Steve Carell, “The 40 Year-Old Virgin”), is kidnapped and taken to a suspicious-looking submarine lab and learns he is being recruited by the AVL, Anti-Villain League. His mission is to find out who stole a lab in the Arctic Circle that had been testing PX-41, a mutagen that could turn even the cutest bunnies into killing machines.

Gru quickly refuses the job offer, saying he is a father and doesn’t want anything to do with being a villain anymore. However, when he gets home that night, he finds out his evil mastermind partner in crime, Dr. Nefario (Russel Brand, “Get Him to the Greek”), is leaving for a job opportunity to be evil once again.

Once Gru finds out his loyal sidekick is leaving, he decides to take the job with the AVL. Gru reluctantly teams up with agent Lucy (Kristen Wiig, “Bridesmaids”) and starts searching the local shopping mall for traces of PX-41, in hopes of weeding out the suspects.

Meanwhile, Gru’s three daughters Margo (Miranda Cosgrove, “Drake and Josh”), Edith (Dana Gaier, “Despicable Me”) and Agnes (Elsie Fisher, “Bad Behavior”) continue to harp on Gru to get a girlfriend.

Agnes thinks Gru is in love with Lucy and she desperately wants Lucy to be her mom.

The action really takes off once the villain starts stealing Gru’s minions and Gru finds out who the true thief of the laboratory is.

This film is one of the best animated films to date. The plot is filled with funny little subtleties and, once again, the minions do not disappoint. They are always causing some sort of trouble, and they are the main focus of the funniest parts of the movie.

“Despicable Me 2” is a completely family-friendly movie all ages can enjoy. There is enough humor for adults to enjoy and enough action to keep kids     entertained.

The sequel is even better than the first of the series and box office receipts show it. Since its opening weekend, the film grossed $906 million worldwide. That is a staggering number considering the budget for the movie was $76 million.

This was a great movie. If you liked “Despicable Me,” you will definitely enjoy “Despicable Me 2.”