Here’s a short recap of the Despicable Me films, the funny and touching story of a gruff evil genius who takes on fatherly duties.
Despicable Me (2010)
Gru is a supervillain, helped by his minions and Dr. Nefario. He needs to steal a shrink ray from a rival villain named Vector. After seeing Vector buy cookies from three orphaned girls, Gru adopts the girls and uses them to infiltrate Vector’s base. Gru and the girls end up bonding unexpectedly and cuteness ensues.
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Gru and the minions run a legit jam business. Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to investigate villainous activities at the mall. He partners with Lucy, who later becomes his wife. The villain turns out to be El Macho, the owner of a Mexican restaurant, and he’s working with Nefario, who missed being evil.
According to the spin-off, the minions existed long before meeting Gru. They always served the most evil creature or person they could find. In 1968, they served Scarlet Overkill and helped her steal the crown of the Queen of England. At the end of the movie, the minions meet a young Gru and start following him.
Notice how everything happens in reverse in Gru’s life. First he got children, then he met his wife, next he will meet his brother!