Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2

Sample received for review. All opinions are my own.

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Synopsis

Gru, his adorable girls, and the mischievous Minions are back with a cast of unforgettable new characters in the blockbuster sequel to the worldwide phenomenon.  Just as Gru has given up being super-bad to be a super-dad, the Anti-Villain League recruits him to track down a new criminal mastermind and save the world.   Partnered with secret agent Lucy Wilde, Gru, along with the wildly unpredictable Minions, must figure out how to keep his cover while also keeping up with his duties as a father.  Assemble the Minions for laugh-out-loud comedy in “one of the funniest, most enjoyable movies ever!” (MovieGuide®)

Bonus Features Exclusive to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack.

·      Three All-New Mini-Movies Starring the Minions—Introduced by Gru
o   Puppy
o   Panic in the Mailroom
o   Training Wheels
·      The Making of the Mini-Movies—A fun-filled take on the making of the mini-movies through the eyes of the artists who made them.
·      Deleted Scene
·      The Minions—A visit to Illumination Entertainment in Paris and Los Angeles to hear what it’s really like to work with the Minions.
·      Evil Minions—Bigger, badder and more purple than ever, the newest and fiercest addition to the Minion species can chew through metal and swallow a car. Find out more about the process that led to their creation and design.
·      A Gru-Some Transformation—A sit-down with Steve Carell as he discusses the transformation of Gru from the ultimate super-villain to super-dad and international spy.
·      El Hombre Malo: The Villainy Of El Macho—Every great story needs a good villain, and Despicable Me 2 brings on the diabolico in the form of El Macho! Learn about the creation of this character and the actor who brought him to life—Benjamin Bratt.

Bonus Features on Blu-ray™ & DVD

·      Gru’s Girls—Miranda Cosgrove, Elsie Kate Fisher and Dana Gaier weigh in on working with Steve Carell and playing the daughters of a world-famous super-villain!
·      Gadgets Galore—Lipstick tasers, magnet ships, foam dart dispensers and jelly guns—these are the nifty gadgets of Despicable Me 2. Illumination Entertainment pulls back the curtain on what it takes to build a world that would leave even James Bond envious.
·      Feature Commentary With Directors Chris Renaud & Pierre Coffin

Emma, Ethan and I were delighted to see the “evil” Gru’s soft side in this movie. He has totally taken on the Daddy role and to see him dress up as a fairy for Ange’s birthday party, it was above and beyond cute and the kids were giggling as he pranced around the party. Unfortunately he is captured and forced back into villain thinking to help capture the newest criminal mastermind and hopefully save the world. Along the way, another soft side of Gru is shown as he starts to fall for the adorable Lucy Wilde, a secret agent that is helping him determine exactly who the evil mastermind is.

Let’s not forget the unbelievably funny, cute, adorable and silly minions! Who wouldn’t want their own, right?

Despicable Me 2 is a fabulous family movie great for a family movie day while avoiding this horrible winter weather. Before you sit down for the movie, don’t forget the snacks! Chex has simplified that for us as well.. check out the Minion Munch Chex Party mix!

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