By far the funnest animation of the summer came out this previous Wednesday to wreak havoc in the box office. And havoc was wreaked by Despicable Me 2 and all was well in the world. I was lucky enough to see it Thursday night with my father who I had seen the original with.
The movie really starts off with little Agnes’ birthday party where Gru is being by far the best father in the world to these 3 little girls. The detail they go into with the princess party theme is brilliant. All of the kids are dressed up in theme related costumes aside from Edith. Who of course is in ninja garb. Which she dons almost the entire time. I love this scene for so many reasons, but the main three are:
- You have girls and boys wearing whatever costumes they want, girls aren’t just princesses but also knights (etc.).
- When the hired fairy princess cancels last minute, Gru cross dresses as a fairy princess for his beloved Agnes.
- There is an adorable scene with the Minions attacking a medieval villain dressed as knights, and of course end up attacking one another.