Despicable Me - A not so Despicable feature!
Not having much love for animation, and it certainly not being my choice of genre, my partner dragged me kicking and screaming to the nearest Odeon to watch this. And what’s more, I’m paying the premiere 3D ticket price for the both of us!…….Who’s distributing these 3D specs?…..DIOR?!
So I finally let all the bats free out of my wallet in an attempt to cheer myself up with a combo of nachos with extra cheese sauce to keep myself occupied while my better half (beginning to wonder) enjoys something ‘he thinks’ I’ll love.
Do you know what’s worse than paying for a movie you never wanted to see in the first place? Having your partner saying ‘I told you so’ all the way home!
Here’s the Synopsis…..
Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) lives in a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences, flowering rose bushes and gorgeous houses. Little can be said for his own residency. In a black house with a dead lawn and accompanied by an army of minions, Gru is planning the heist of the century…stealing the moon!
While he plots his heist and reveling in all things wicked, he encounters three little orphaned girls who see something in him no one else does: a potential Dad!
The world’s greatest enemy now faces his greatest challenge in the ultra cute form of Margo, Edith and Agnes.
Cast Voices: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russel Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, and Elsie Fisher
Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud
Although it gets off to a slow start, once the movie gathers its pace it's nothing short of hugely entertaining, and I don’t mean just for the kiddies!
Its hokey slapstick comedy and its larger than life characters amongst an extremely wacky plot had me laughing so hard I was regretting drinking so much fizz. Steve Carell puts great energy into a character that blooms throughout the feature presentation, and as for the other characters — a lot of cute, a lot of baddies and certainly a lot of fun.Continued on the next page