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Despicable Me 2
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Despicable Me Review
Although he's inspired by many a James Bond bad guy, two things set him apart: 1 His vast mad scientist lair is located not in the desert or on the moon, but in the basement of his suburban home, and 2 He dreams not of world control so much as merely dominating the cable news ratings as the Greatest Villain of All Time. Gru is voiced by Steve Carell , who gives him an accent halfway between a Russian mafioso and a crazed Nazi. His life is made more difficult because his mother Julie Andrews sometimes gets on his case. Memories stir of Rupert Pupkin in his basement, yanked from his fantasies by his mother's voice. Gru's most useful weapon is the Insta-Freeze Gun, but now, with the help of his genius staff inventor Dr.
It ended on a note that required no further speculation. Satisfied viewers like me sang "So Long, Farewell" to Gru and his crew. Therein lies the rub for me. On the "thumbs down" side, there's dissatisfaction with a returning hero who is far blander than his original incarnation; he's been neutered by the one thing that made "Despicable Me"'s ending so satisfying. On the "thumbs-up" side is a series of clever touches made with love and attention by cast and crew.