Despicable Me 2 (****1/2)
Minions go missing
Purple goo shenanigans
Grue meets a lady
POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD. I didn't see Despicable Me (1) until long after it was out of theaters, but when I did finally see it, I loved it. The sequel is equally as adorable as the first movie, if not more so due to the subject matter. Where the first movie is about an "evil" villain—I use evil lightly, as if you've seen the movie, you know Grue's not really a bad guy—coming to terms with who he really is, the second is about Grue's new life as a good guy and father. (He is SO CUTE with those girls!)
Oh, and the Minions, of course.
The basic plot, without giving too much away, is this: Grue is tasked with a spy mission to ferret out the location of a dangerous stolen chemical. While he's on the job, many of the Minions go missing. What these two things have in common, however, you'll just have to watch the movie to learn.
Steve Carell is once again awesome as Grue, and Kristen Wiig joins the cast in this movie as Grue's partner and—SPOILER ALERT—love interest. She's a great addition. Margo, Edith and Agnes are still super adorable, and the villain—I won't say who plays him—is appropriately silly.
Basically, if you liked the first one, you'll definitely like this one as well.