Review: Despicable Me 2

In the time since we last saw Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes and the minions, they have grown into a family.  Gru plays loving father to his three, adopted daughters, going out of his way to cater to them as individuals.  His life of crime is behind him, and he and Dr. Nefario have turned his secret lair into a jams and jellies factory.  At Agnes’s birthday party, Gru dresses up as a fairy princess to fill in for the one he’d hired for the party, while the moms of the other kids at the party keep trying to set him up with their single friends.

However, when an arctic research station is stolen, along with a chemical that can turn the most gentle bunny into a vicious, purple killer (between Despicable Me 2 and The Lone Ranger, vicious bunnies are having a moment), the Anti-Villain League decides to turn to Gru for help.  After initially turning them down, he reconsiders and joins forces with them, in part to partly fulfill the longing for his old way of life.  He’s assigned an AVL agent, Lucy Wilde, and the two of them set up shop (literally) in a mall where they suspect the chemical has been taken.  And all the while, Gru’s minions seem to be disappearing. Continue reading