Former arch-villain Gru is happily out of the crime business, making jam instead of war, raising his three adopted girls. But then he’s recruited, somewhat forcibly, by newbie agent Lucy Wilde of the Anti-Villain League to recover a stolen experimental compound: it does monstery things to any animal into which it’s injected. The AVL has identified the thief as one of the franchise owners in the local mall: Gru’s job is to find out which.
The first film had gorgeous character design and great animation but was let down by its script. This sequel has no such problem: it’s great fun and packed with humour both smart and slapstick. 9/10
Released June 20, 2013.