Disclosure: I was provided with tickets to the Dispicable Me 2 movie premier to facilitate this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
My family and I recently went to the Despicable Me 2 premier held at the Gibson Theater in Studo City, CA. It was sponsored by Go-Gurt. It was quite the event to be at….. a lot of good food, movie stars, Minions, and of course Go-Gurts. Go-Gurts are fruit flavored yogurt tubes that my son went wild for while watching the movie. Go-Gurts come in 16 varieties and are an excellent source of calcium with vitamins A and D. Freeze them, then pack them up and go see Despicable Me 2. It’s in theaters now!
Here are a few photos from the premiere.
Speaking of the movie, Despicable Me 2 had a lot to live up to considering the success of the first one.
Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) is settling into fatherhood and has retired of his villainous ways. His three girls Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and unicorn loving Agnes (Elsie Kate Fisher) are all as cute as ever and try to convince Gru to date and put himself out there. Gru’s reluctant until he’s recruited by the AVL (Anti-Villain League) by the beautifully quirky secret agent Lucy (Kristen Wiig).
Gru and Lucy team up in attempt to take down a new super villain known as El Macho (Benjamin Bratt). With the help of his loyal yellow minions and Dr. Nefario (Russell Brand), Gru sets out to save the world once again.
Steve Carell is excellent as the voice for the tough, yet warm-hearted Gru. Gru is beginning to feel more comfortable as the father to the three young girls and Carell adds another layer to his character in this sequel. Carell’s performance as the lovable and disciplinary father is truly cute.
Kristen Wiig, who voiced the horrible foster mom, Mrs. Hattie in the first Despicable Me, returns here as Gru’s love interest. If it weren’t for the Minions, Wiig’s Lucy might be the funniest character in the film.
The major pluses in Despicable Me 2 is the cute, adorable and goofy minions. The little yellow guys have a bigger role in this sequel and the film benefits all the more from them.