November 22, 2013 6:32 pm

Despicable Me 2 – DVD review

Set a super-villain to catch a super-villain: that’s the plot of this digimation sequel

Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, 2013

Universal

Set a super-villain to catch a super-villain: that’s the plot of this digimation sequel, as sociopath-with-a-heart Gru – moon-stealing anti-hero of the first movie – is enlisted to track down the maniac who has stolen a terrifyingly potent mutagen.

Actually the plot here is secondary to the inventive glee with which Coffin and Renaud riff on the conventions of the super-villain/super-spy genre: DM2 abounds in fiendish gizmos and ingenious slapstick. Witty and warm-hearted, this is a superior family flick.

Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2014. You may share using our article tools.
Please don't cut articles from FT.com and redistribute by email or post to the web.

Life & Arts on Twitter

More FT Twitter accounts