Saturday, 26 November 2011

Despicable Me (2010)

Director: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Writer: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio, Sergio Pablos
Starring: Voice Talents Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig

Story Gru (Carell) is the world’s most evil super villain, until one day someone steals the Pyramid of Giza. Gru and his team lead by Dr Nefario (Brand) come up with the idea to shrink and steal the moon. There is a few problems with his plans, the new super villain Vector (Segel) has better gadgets and steals the shrink ray. After numerous attempts to break in Vector’s hideout Gru finds a way in, Gru has to adopt three orphans to sell cookies. After adopting the children he starts to become attach to them. With lots of comic support from Gru’s minions, Will Gru be able to claim his title back?

Verdict This animation comedy promises a lot from its trailer, but I felt that if it weren’t for the minions the comedy would be very poor. Most of the jokes are very predictable and the story is unoriginal. Having the movie coming from studio that bought us Ice age I was expect a much higher standard of movie. Overall it could be considered a good family comedy.

Story Mark 7/10

Action Mark 8/10

Comedy Mark 7/10

Favourite Character The Minions

Least Favourite Character Vector


Best Part Everything to do with the minions

Worst Part Most of Vector scenes

My Rating 72%


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