Once upon a time, Gru (voice of Steve Carrell) dreamt of stealing the moon - these days he's a single adoptive father of three precocious girls. Having given up his spectacular life of crime, Gru now aims to produce a delicious new line of jams with the help of his tiny minions and his old pal Dr. Nefario (voice of Russell Brand). Feeling unfulfilled in his newfound role as a jam-maker, Dr. Nefario announces that he will be departing for more evil pastures just as Gru is approached by the Anti-Villain League to capture the mysterious culprit who just stole a top-secret research lab filled with PX 41 -- an experimental serum with the strength to transform harmless animals into ravenous monsters. The AVL is certain that the culprit is covering his tracks by posing as a small business owner at a local mall, and assign their best agent Lucy (Kristen Wiig) to aid Gru in identifying him. Meanwhile, Gru's oldest adopted daughter Margo (voice of Miranda Cosgrove) falls for rebellious teen Antonio (voice of Moises Arias), the leather-jacketed son of boisterous Mexican cantina owner Eduardo (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Now, with Gru's paternal instincts kicking into full gear just as a dastardly plot begins to unfold, the devoted new father must divide his time between saving the world from an enigmatic super-villain, and saving Miranda from total heartbreak. All the while, a suitable mother for the girls may have been standing right under Gru's pointy nose the entire time.~Perry Seibert
Benjamin BrattEduardo/El Macho
Russell BrandDr. Nefario
Pierre CoffinKevin the Minion, Bob the Minion, Stuart the Minion, Additional Minions, Evil Minions
Chris RenaudAdditional Minions, Evil Minions, Italian Waiter
Despicable Me 2, People's Choice Award for Favorite Family Movie features masses of mischievous Minions, Steve Carrell's felonious villain turned hero-father, Russell Brand's gadget man Dr. Nefario, all wrapped up in Pharrell Williams infectious song Happy..."Clap Along If You Feel Like Happiness Is The Truth!"
For those of you who aren't aware, the Despicable Me movies, and the Minion movie, are cute, and I think a lot of fun.
I bought this Blu-ray when Best Buy had it on sale for $12.99, and I think it's a really good deal. This Blu-ray comes with a 3-D disc, a Blu-ray, a DVD, and digital copy either in Ultraviolet or iTunes. The Blu-ray comes with a commentary by the directors along with three mini-movies, one of which is in 3-D, the making of the mini-movies, some deleted scenes.
As for the 3-D disc itself, I think it looks excellent! I really enjoyed their use of 3-D in this movie, and I personally think it helped make it even more enjoyable to watch. Quite a number of the visual gags in the film lent themselves to 3-D. If you're not a credit watcher, and you're watching it in 3-D, I highly suggest you watch these credits. They are very amusing!
This disc does remember where you left off, which I like very much. One thing I don't like, is that when you place the disc on pause, you lose the 3-D. The pause menu is in 3-D, but the image you want to pause to take a closer look at goes flat. To me that's very stupid!
I'm very glad I got this 3-D disc set, I think if you purchase it, you'll enjoy it also!