Steve Carrell as Gru continues to be endearing in his inept former Supervillain way. Kristin Wiig voices a similarly inept anti-villian super-spy, and Gru's love interest. The real show stealers are the Minions. They are present throughout the film, and I think they get more screen time than any other character in the movie. I love the fact that each minion has his own distinct name (Kevin, Bob, Stuart...).
The plot is pretty simple (supervillain trying to genetically engineer monsters, anti-villain group asks Gru to help, misdirection, plots are foiled, happy ending), so rather than discuss it here at length, enjoy these Minion related clips.
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Couldn't you just watch the minions for hours? Well, good news everybody! I've seen reports around the interwebs indicating that a Minions movie is scheduled for release in 2014.