Video: Despicable Me 2 Official Trailer

Don’t fight it, it is inevitable that you’ll fall in love with the little minions. You will wish your dad was the former evil mastermind Gru, and you’ll want an adorable little sister like Agnes. Despicable Me 2 essentially picks up life not long after the first film but I’d say it’s not really that important to see the films in order of release.

Given this film was inexplicably released in Australia last week prior to the US release I thought it would be an opportune time for me to tease those of you that haven’t seen it yet. How does one spell na-na-na-na-na-nah?

This is not just another sequel with an inventive title, this is pure animated fun! Gru is the anti-hero with a checkered past… he might even have tried to steal a celestial body once upon a time. Now the full-time father of his adopted kids Edith, Margot and sweet little Agnes (she who loves unicorns), Gru learns to deal with the prospect of his eldest daughter Margot turning into a young teen with raging hormones for young male teens.

Gru’s amazing turnaround from evil has captured the attention of the Anti-Villain League who require his assistance to, wait for it… save the world! Gru must try to uncover the evil mastermind operating in his local shopping mall with the help of his lovely assistant, Agent Lucy Wilde.

The mission leads him on a journey of fighting for his beloved minions who are slowly disappearing and turning into purple people eaters (okay, not quite but when else am I going to get to refer purple people eaters in my blog?).

Featuring voices from the amazingly talented people such as like:

  • Steve Carrell (The Office, The 40-Year Old Virgin, Anchorman) as the voice of Gru
  • Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, Saturday Night Live, Arrested Development) as Lucy Wilde from the Anti-Villain League
  • Steve Coogan (I’m Alan Partridge, Tropic Thunder, 24 Hour Party People) as Silas Ramsbottom head of the Anti-Villain League
  • Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek, Arthur) as Gru’s scientist and sidekick Dr Nefario
  • Benjamin Bratt (Law and Order, Modern Family, Traffic) as Eduardo the nice man who runs the Mexican restaurant [not Al Pacino as mentioned in the trailer]
  • Ken Jeong as Floyd the wig retailer (The Hangover I & II, Community, Pineapple Express)

The highlight of the Despicable Me franchise is obviously the trusty yellow minions and their crazy antics. I have decided I could watch them in another sequel they are that enjoyable, bring it on Illumination Entertainment!

The minions have ways of saying nothing by saying nothing, they perform excellent renditions of cheesy love songs, and they have a contagious laugh that I can’t get out of my head. He, heh.

Sit your butt down during the credits or you will miss the minion silliness that continues on over the top. I said ‘butt’, he heh.

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About noisynoodle

I am a noisy noodle hailing from Melbourne, Australia who loves listening to noise in all forms, but preferably in music, TV and film. I’ve moonlighted on community radio at SYN-FM many years ago when I was still a “youth”. My mission is to promote live music (get off your bum and see something!), highlight interesting TV shows that are ignored by the ratings, expose some cool films and to not go deaf trying!

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