Pilot News Movie Review: Despicable Me 2

PLYMOUTH - Even villains can change. And Despicable Me 2 takes that premise and runs with it.

Despicable Me 2 is now showing at the Tri-Way Drive In in Plymouth. It is rated PG for the rude humor and action scenes. It is produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures and is 1hour and 38 minutes in length.

A sequel to 2010’s Despicable Me, this computer animated movie takes this twist when Gru falls in love with his partner. He has to work up the courage to tell her and when she is in danger, he must save her.

The one-time villain has a new outlook on life after he adopted three “kids”. Bolstered by his new found family ties and recruited by the Anti-Villain League, instead of turning to a path of wanton world destruction, his new mission is to save the world from a new threat.

This family friendly movie is fun for all ages. The colorful characters and cute side stories will keep the children entertained. For the adults in the audience, there are enough hidden jokes written into the script to make this film have a happy ending for everyone in the audience.

While the movie will make more sense if you saw the first one, it is still entertaining and easy to follow. The funny minions are my favorite characters.

While Despicable Me 2 is a familiar story-line, inventive and colorful visuals and witty dialogue give it a new edge.

The 2010 production grossed $530 million and became the 10th highest grossing animated picture. With the release of #2 during the July 4th holiday week, the studio is hoping the second one will be a hit, too.