All About Despicable Me 2 (2013)
World’s greatest villain Gru is back with his small, cute, loveable, funny minions. Despicable Me 2 (2013) the computer animated American 3D adventure comedy film is buzzing high on his minions. It is a sequel to Despicable Me (2010). Distributed by universal pictures and produced by Illumination Entertainment. The film is directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud. The film’s main character is Gru supported by his henchmen minions aka the army of minions. Steve Carell voices the lead character Felonious Gru. The trio of Steve Carell, Russell Brand and Miranda Casgrove reprise their roles. With a running time of 98 minutes and budget of 76 millions, the movie released on 3rd of July 2013 in US with positive reviews. A spin-off movie named “Minions” focusing on the yellow minions and how they were before they met Gru will be released on 19th of December 2014.
The movie’s plot revolves around Gru who is forcefully hired by an anti-villian league (AVL) to stop a super criminal villain named Eduardo Perez a.k.a El macho. Gru is kidnapped by an AVL agent named Lucy Wilde along with two of his minions. He joins The AVL after meeting the league’s director in a underwater headquarter. Gru uses his mind to think how a supervillian thinks and it’s a piece of cake for him as he himself was a supervillian before. Finally Gru fights off the villain, killing him in the end, and proposes to Lucy Wilde.
In July 2010 a sequel to the film Despicable Me was announced by the CEO of Illumination Entertainment. Mirinda Casgrove recorded the first line for the film on 14th of October whereas the animation of the film started in February of 2012. The film was digitally remastered in the IMAX 3D format and released in select theaters.
According to the director Pierre Coffin, he lent his voice to 899 minions. The film features all the three kids from its sequel but somewhat grown up in age. Furthur this time the minions got an addition too in the form of “Mad Minion”.
For marketing of the film a large ‘MinionBlimp’ was made. It has been touring the entire United States since the month of March. During the course of its journey, “blimp” the world’s largest airship, will cross the country three times approximately covering 20000 miles. The blimp’s dimensions are 165 m in length, 55 feet in height and weighs 8000 pounds.
A mobile action game named “minion rush” was released by game developer Gameloft for android phones, iphones and ipads. In the game, you have to play as a minion and defeat a new villain to become minion of the year. Several toys and other goodies were also released by Hasbro. Universal pictures and Illumination entertainment also struck deals, worth $250 million, with more than a 100 licensing and promotional partners such as McDonald’s.
The film has several hilariously funny moments with a goofy ride to fun. It is indeed a must watch for people of all ages. Go enjoy it with your popcorns.
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