Following on from the end of the first film, Gru is now father to three little kids and out of the villain game. He’s called back into service by the Anti Villain League to track down someone hellbent on releasing a serum that turns cute little animals into monsters.
But none of that really matters in this type of film. What you come for are the jokes, which thankfully are plentiful even if the film suffers from Scrat syndrome (ie, the supporting cast, like Scrat in the Ice Age movies, are the stars of the show). For as good as Gru and the human cast are, the Minions are by far the only thing you’ll remember about this film. Their antics caused me to laugh until I had tears streaming down my face.
The rest of the film is fine, if entirely forgettable and disposable. It’s bright, fast paced and the kids will love it.
Review by Jonathan Cardwell.
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