Despicable MeJuly 9, 2010
When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 7.5/10 (89,482 voted)
Critic's Score: 72/100
Stars: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand
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 beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru, planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon. (Yes, the moon!) 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. The world's greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.
Writers: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
Elsie Kate Fisher
(as Elsie Fisher)
Tim the Minion
Bob the Minion
Mark the Minion
Phil the Minion
Stuart the Minion
Dave the Minion
Jerry the Minion
Happy Father's Day!
Release Date: 9 July 2010
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $56,397,125
(11 July 2010)
(16 January 2011)
Did You Know?
Mr. Perkins, the boss at the Bank of Evil, has two tufts of pointy hair, possibly modeled on the "Pointy-Haired Boss" of Dilbert fame.
When Agnes first asks Gru to read a bedtime story, the picture on the book she is holding switches from the back cover to the front.
Aw. My caterpillar never turned into a butterfly.
That's a Cheeto.
Despicable… Au contraire!
First of all, I am real, not one of those big studios planted minions
that come to IMDb to talk wonders about their new releases. You can
check my history to prove that.
Second of all, to make your time worth, let me tell you what kind of
movies I like and/or dislike (you know, to see if my taste is
compatible with yours).
Taking into account only what would be considered "family friendly
movies", Pixar cannot be topped. From Pixar I believe that "The
Incredibles" is its under appreciated best product, although I have a
soft spot for "Finding Nemo" and "Up" (hey, I agree, "Toy Story" and
"Monsters Inc." are awesome!). Their worst effort is without a doubt
"Cars" (I almost don't even like it), but even that is above a lot of
other crap from other studios.
I like the first "Shrek", "Kung-Fu Panda"; found "9" and "Coraline" a
little bit boring (but interesting, both!), and totally dislike "Shark
Tales", "Planet 51", "Space Monkeys", "Surf's Up", the first
"Madagascar" (except for the penguins and the king lemur, lol).
In a broader sense, my all time favourite animated movie (although not
CGI) is "The Nightmare Before Christmas".
Enough of that! With that very well established, let me give you my
opinion of this movie.
It is amazing! It is charming without being corny; hilarious without
resorting to stupid pop-culture references; exciting without being
overly loud.. and the best thing: it plays like a fable.
It is absurd! … but in a good way. The whole plan is to steal the
moon, for crying out loud! How ridiculous could that be? And yet, we
are led to root for the evil genius to be able to do just that. The
whole thing is so tongue in cheek that you will pee in your pants
laughing at the effects of having no moon for a few minutes (it is a
quick flash of things, for they are so funny).
The movie is incredibly intelligent. The jokes are dead on and VERY
imaginative (for example – and this is not a spoiler – pay attention to
how they manage to produce light when Dr. Gru and two of his minions
are in a ventilation duct at Vector's fortress – just delightful).
You will fall in love with his minions, and if you have a soft heart,
with the three orphan girls.
OH, I almost forgot!! The 3D… this is the best usage of 3D I've seen
(excepting "Avatar", of course) in a movie. There is a roller coaster
ride scene that will literally "tickle your tummy" (like my kids said).
For the first three seconds it easily compares to the effects found in
"The Simpsons Ride" at Universal Studios.
The action sequences are thrillingly enhanced by the right amount of
3D, and make sure you STAY while the credits roll on. There are some
OBVIOUS usage of 3D on those scenes with very funny results. Actually,
here's a hint: sit down and enjoy these scenes while the people in the
rows in front of you try to exit the theatre; the point of reference
they offer will enhance the 3D in such a cool way that it will seem
that they will bump into the staircase and the minions protruding from
the screen (I suppose that was the intention of these bonus scenes, and
boy they nailed it!) All in all, do yourself a favour and go WATCH
it… I am sure I will do it again!
P.S. Be sure to learn a little, tiny bit of Spanish so you can "get"
one of the jokes… my family was the only one laughing like crazies
during that scene.. cheers again!