At a glance
The first time I watch this film was when it was released on an American paid TV over a year ago. I missed it on theatres because that year wasn't really a good year for me but guess what? I liked it instantaneously, literally glued to the LED TV and I knew I had to watch the next one on theatres! (Which I did and posted a film entry for it already, on my film blog and will make it available on Moviepilot as well)
Despicable Me Trailer
Despicable Me Synopsis
In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru (Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) in Universal's 3D CGI feature, Despicable Me (2010).
Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. One of the world's greatest super-villains has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.
Despicable Me Review
Despicable Me (2010) is the first animated feature film produced by Illumination Entertainment. If you watch this, you will be surprised to find out that this notorious film is not that bad after all. The cast of characters are all equally, unusually adorable and silly funny. Due to that, I was torn between choosing Gru, Gru's mother Marlena and Agnes as my favorite character for this film earlier but who is my favorite character? You'll find it out later if you keep reading this post (or scroll down) but seriously, most of the characters in this film, they are all so adorable that I am going to die!
Yes; that is a reference to Agnes. If you are totally clueless; watch this video "It's so fluffy." *Cuteness alert!*
Who will like this?
Most children (and people who love children) would definitely like this. Other than being a comedy film, it is also heartwarming towards the end so people from all walks of life may find themselves liking this film too. Also, if you like gadgets and technologies, and are into comical ones, this film is really for you. The film's many creative creations such as shrink ray, freeze ray, anti-gravity potion, fart gun, piranha gun and squid gun (or was it octo?) will definitely make your face be like the amazed face meme.
PS. Some people commented or reviewed that this is a forgettable film but if it is really that bad, explain the Minion Madness, the success of its franchise and its box office! Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but how can all the cuteness and silliness that happened in the film being unmemorable? x.x Not to mention again but they certainly do have plenty of distinct characters of all shapes and DNA(s) such as Dr. Nefario, Vector, Mr. Perkins, Mrs. Hattie, the Gru's family pet Kyle, tourists, mothers, children and tons of minions.
Details of the movie
Director: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Producer: Christopher Meledandri, John Cohen, Janet Healy
Story: Sergio Pablos
Screenplay: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
Cinematography: Not Sure.
Music: Pharrell Williams, Heitor Pereira
Studio: Illumination Entertainment
Starring: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher, Russell Brand
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Country: United States
Genre: Comedy Crime Family
Running time: 95 mins
Budget: USD 69,000,000 est.
Box office: USD $543,113,985 est.