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Despicable Me – Movie Review

Posted by on Feb 24, 2011

By now, those of you who have read this blog understand that I love my animation. I love old Bugs Bunny cartoons the best, but I have to say that there are some modern cartoons, rather animation, that I’m just drawn to (hey, a pun!) for reasons I never really understand. But like most everyone else, if I see a preview that captures me, I already know I’m going to like the movie heading in; for the most part, that is, Skyline notwithstanding. lol

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The premise of this movie is simple. A career super criminal has the ultimate plan; to steal the moon. In order to do that, he needs to steal a shrink ray that a young and upcoming super villain stole from him after he stole it from someone else. He finds these 3 little girls that the other villain has ordered cookies from and decides to adopt them and use them to help steal the shrink gun. What he doesn’t expect is that he’ll fall in love with the girls as things move along, and thus we have our story, with me leaving out all the details and ruining it for you.

Our super villain, named Gru, has helpers along with way. There’s Dr. Nefario, his elderly main scientist who sometimes hears the request for a specific item incorrectly, and there’s the Minions, these little yellow weeble looking creatures, some with one eye, some with hair, many that look exactly alike, that are the workers and friends of Gru; he knows them all by name and can tell them apart, even if we can’t. They’re the great innocents in this movie; they do whatever’s asked of them, and when they’re not asked to do anything they just, well, do something; funny as sin.

Of course, it’s the relationship Gru ends up having with the 3 sisters, Margo, Edith, and the youngest Agnes, with the big brown eyes and, if you’ve ever seen any of the commercials, the one who utters “It’s so fluffy!” He’s really frustrated early because he’s never been around kids and could care less about being around them now, but as time goes on and he starts having fun with them that he never had in his life before, he starts to realize the value in sharing one’s love with others.

This is the cutest movie and very funny as well. The music was done by Pharrell Williams, which gives it a much different quality than any other movie, as it was his first time working on a movie. As you can tell, I’m recommending this movie, and I’m sharing this little clip, doctored and chopped up, as a mini-teaser. Buy this movie; I’ve seen it more than 40 times by now.

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I am not too fond of the latest trend of 3D cartoons, but I gotta say I saw this one and I found it very nice.
I saw it once only though, I guess I’ll end up watching it again with some friend but 40 times? Wow, you really loved it.

February 24th, 2011 | 10:09 AM
Mitch Mitchell:

Gabriele, I’m watching it again now, though I paused to come to the computer. That’s kind of how it goes with me; I buy something, and if I really like it I just watch it over and over until it’s time for the newest movie again. 🙂

February 24th, 2011 | 10:24 AM

I do the same thing and just want to say that it is a really awesome movie. Love the little yellow ones, so fluffy and cute!

February 25th, 2011 | 9:52 AM
Mitch Mitchell:

Brankica, the minions are great!

February 25th, 2011 | 11:17 AM

My sister-in-law loves this movie. I have never seen it but when I went to visit she was constantly repeating the line “Its so fLuffy”. It was quite funny. Made me want to go see it. Thanks for the review.

February 24th, 2011 | 12:24 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

No problem, Tanya; I’m betting when you see it you’ll be touched in a positive way.

February 24th, 2011 | 5:42 PM

I enjoyed this movie a lot. It’s so fun and sweet, I haven’t seen such a nice cartoon in a long, long time.

February 25th, 2011 | 4:56 AM
Mitch Mitchell:

It was fun, wasn’t it Mia? 🙂

February 25th, 2011 | 11:12 AM

I read few reviews on the movie in the last few months, but honestly haven’t had the chance to watch it and I think this is the most information review. May be I will watch it during the weekend.

February 25th, 2011 | 5:54 AM
Mitch Mitchell:

If you have a child, Carl, you’ve got to get it, though I think the humor works for adults as well.

February 25th, 2011 | 11:12 AM

I think Despicable me together with Megamind or one of my favorite cartoons from the 2010-2011 collection if I can call it like that :).
I believe I already told you that I like animations and fantasy movies (like harry potter, LotR etc)so, I would recommend this movie too!

February 25th, 2011 | 2:45 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

Alex, I haven’t seen Megamind yet; it’s on the list. Course, you didn’t mention How To Train You Dragon, which is up for an Academy Award this weekend.

February 25th, 2011 | 7:29 PM

Hi, Mitch. Despicable Me is definitely one of those movies that will make you laugh and feel warm and good inside. My kids and I have already seen it, but after your review, I might just go and watch it again. Thanks for the great review, mate! 🙂

– Wes –

February 25th, 2011 | 10:53 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

No problem, Wes. I think there’s actually a lot of hidden fans out there. I’ve been watching it over and over and laughing each time.

February 26th, 2011 | 1:38 AM