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All Good Things Does Not Come in 3 in Despicable Me

3 Jul

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

The heart of the Despicable Me franchise lies in how to tame the ruthless heart of Gru (voiced by Steve Carell). He’s an eccentric misanthrope who learns the value of community. The first film sees him take advantage of others to further his own gains (until the children he adopts win his heart), and the second movie sees him trying to settle into a parental role. The third film sees him managing the family. He’s married, and the struggles is more with him accepting who he is now.

The children Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Grier) and Agnes (Nev Scharrel) do not play an important role in this outing. They are merely there to remind audiences that Gru is a family man. He’s happily married to Lucy (Kristen Wiig), but after losing their job at the Anti-Villain League (AVL) after a botched attempt to prevent Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker) from stealing a huge diamond, just what’s next requires him to evaluate what can he do next? This turn of events has Mel (the leader of the Minions) unhappy and Dru (Gru’s long-lost twin brother) trying to convince him to return to a life of crime.

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The Minions Just Wanna Have Fun in Despicable Me 2

4 Jul

By Ed Sum

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Let’s face it, the big reason why the Despicable Me franchise is successful is because of all those Minions, all 101 of them with Phil, Kevin and Dave being the most prominent. Well that is not the exact number because they multiply fast. They are just as cute as those Dalmatians, however they are more like the Martians from Toy Story, ooohing and aahing at everything they encounter.

And these characters do not disappoint in their hilarious hi-jinks. In fact, they even outdo the Penguins of Madagascar as great comedic teams. Fans of slapstick will no doubt be looking forward to the Minion movie, due in theaters Dec 2014, more than the Penguins, due in 2015.

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Despicable Me 2 (2013) Featurette – Meet Lucy Wilde

21 Jun

By James Robert Shaw

In this featurette Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig introduce us to Lucy Wilde, member of the Anti-Villian League. And we get a look at the Latino super villain El Macho (reportedly to be voiced by Al Pacino).

 

Despicable Me 2 will premiere July 3rd.

Source(s): Movies Coming Soon