Synopsis: A trio of orphan girls cause the evil mastermind Gru to re-think his plan to steal the moon.
Release Date: July 9, 2010 MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): Children and Family, Animation
For someone so despicable, Gru sure does come across as a bit of a softy and kind of lovable. It might have something do with the continuous use of playful music that accompanies his evil doings or the plain fact that he is not your average evil mastermind. To be honest, Gru is not a very successful villain. His plans never match up to the expectations. He did steal the Eiffel Tower – the one in Las Vegas. Same goes for the Statue of Liberty. By having Gru play at being a mean old grinch of a villain only makes the movie stronger as it is not really about his plan to steal the moon in order to become the greatest villain of all. A title that has been bestowed upon his newfound nemesis, Vector. This movie is actually about family and opening your heart up to love. This part of the plot coming in the form of three orphan girls Gru adopts as a part of his moon stealing plan. As plans go, especially with Gru, things do not always turn out how they were intended. Despicable Me ends up being a feel good movie as Gru and the girls bond over time. As much as it would have been nice to see the story line of Gru vs. Vector elaborated on a bit more you walk away satisfied because of the sweet sentiment Gru develops and the love he ends up sharing with his girls. In the end Gru becomes an unlikely hero, in both his personal life and the villain world.
Those minions do some pretty stupid things. Good for the viewer then because they resonate into some very funny scenes. The minions are Gru’s workers. They help build his weapons and live in the workshop beneath his house. As much as they may be there to support Gru they end up being punching bags in one form or another. This leads to many a moment of laughter as we watch them get used and abused, all for the sake of fun, lighthearted comedy.
Cast and Crew
- Director(s): Pierre CoffinChristopher Meledandri
- Screenwriter(s): Russell Brand (voice of Dr. Nefario)Jason Segal (voice of Vector)Steve Carell (voice of Gru)
- Story: Will Arnett (voice of Mr. Perkins)
- Cast: Ken Jeong (voice of Scientist) Gregory PerlerPam Ziegenhagen
- Cinematographer: Hans Zimmer
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- Country Of Origin: USA