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This Year’s COOLEST Animated Comedy!” – Jeff Craig, Sixty Second Preview
Get ready for a minion laughs in the funniest blockbuster hit of the year!
Vying for the title of “World’s Greatest Villain”, Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) – along with his hilarious crew of mischievous minions – plots to pull off the craziest crime of the century: steal the moon! But when Gru enlists the help of three little girls, they see something in him nobody else has ever seen: the perfect dad. From executive producer Chris Meledandri (Horton Hears a Who, Ice Age), and featuring the voices of an all-star comedic cast, including Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove and Julie Andrews, Despicable Me is “rousingly funny, heartfelt and imaginative” (Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine).
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what a great story and plot. the bad guy (evil villain) has a heart. the abundance of minions makes this movie a lot more fun. they speak minion that has a little spanish, english, and a bunch of other things thrown in. fast talking, but understandable when the story line is followed. the creation of minions led to the follow up movies, but with greater digital features. this was a great introduction to the minions and their quirky personas...
Out of both films, I like this one best- it's slightly more clever and "sharp" than the sequel. I still think it's one of the funniest films we've seen in the past several years (kid-friendly and non-kid-friendly movies included)- there are things in "Despicable Me" that will appeal to kids and then there are little things included throughout the movie that are designed to appeal to the grown-ups who watch the movie with them that the kids don't get. I kinda like that.
Whether you have seen this movie a zillion times or you haven't had a chance to watch it yet, I highly recommend just going ahead and adding it to your movie collection. It's silly, clever fun. And sometimes that makes for the very best movies.
I enjoyed this so much that I purchased a "Kyle" doll for my cat's cat tree. When my dog saw it, he decided it was the best toy ever, so I ended up purchasing a second, just for him!
Normally, I like gritty, real-life dramas, such as Breaking Bad, but this was an oasis of fun in a world all-too-full of darkness!
So i went to watch Despicable me 2 at the cinema, it was fun and entertaining.., the minions were cute and funny.
But then again. I was more interested to know about the first movie, so i placed my order on this product.
Despicable Me (Single-Disc Edition)
I am glad i am not disappointed. Infact, this first movie has a much better storyline that touches people's heart more. Especially about the plot on how the girls changes Gru's heart and they even tried to fulfilled his dream...
Gru, to me, is not really a villain, a bad guy maybe, but, more of the time, he sort of alittle mischievous and funny, i won't consider someone that loves kids as evil person so... :)
So.., if you have never watch this before, i would recommend this movie, as you will find more meaningful and touching story in than the second one.
I personally enjoy this more than despicable me 2, which mainly focus on the minions... Thus, kids will love the minions more, but i have to love Gru after watching this... :)
The content of this piece of DVD is fair, the making of the movie is divided to several different parts, it also have interactive quizzes if you want to have some fun. :)
Overall, Good product, great animation movie, and love the story. :)
p/s: Pardon my language as English is not my first language, thanks for reading.
Like I said, Steve Carrell's choice of accent may be annoying sometimes, but it didn't ruin the experience at all. The think this movie had a very good script as well. The dialogue, the pacing, everything was well written. The editing is perfect. It does start off a tiny bit slow, but still not dull. It's funny all the way throughout. The music was great as well. Rapper/Producer/N.E.R.D. lead Pharrell Williams did the music, and it was excellent. Nice mix of a variety of music genres, all toned together perfectly. There are plenty of winning concept in the film. I mentioned that it reminded me of The Grinch, but it was still very creative. It was a lot better than Megamind. And I say that because the two are both told from a villains perspective, so they're bound to be compared. Why are Universal and DreamWorks releasing FOUR movies in the same year anyway? Aren't they still married (corporately, I mean)? I don't know, out if so, I guess they're trying to stay relevant so that Disney doesn't destroy their line-up when Oscar season comes, with Toy Story 3 and Tangled. Sadly, it probably will anyway. I say sadly because I'm one of the few who liked How To Train Your Dragon just a sliver of a tiny tad bit more than Toy Story 3. Back to this movie. There were some things I had a little trouble coping with. The main thing is, and this may sound stupid because it's a cartoon, but I had a little trouble coping with the obvious and complete lack of realism (a stupid nitpick, I admit, but hear me out).
This movie felt too much like an episode of The Looney Toons, with sharks eating Gru, and a dozen missiles hitting him in the face, yet he walks away unscathed. It is very much stupid for me to complain about that, because, like I said, it's a cartoon, but it conflicts with the touching emotional tone other scenes try to set. Even so, I think it's a great movie for the whole family. The show stealers by far are the minions. I loved the minions so much. They never ceased to make me smile, crack up, or flat out bust out with laughter. They were awesome. Easily the best thing about the movie, which means a lot. I also liked the little girl, Agnes. She was cute, and actually a strong character. So, I highly recommend this movie to anyone, and everyone. Young or old. Hopefully Despicable Me will not be forgotten in the shadow of Toy Story 3, How To Train Your Dragon, and Tangled, all of which made 2010 an incredible year for Animation. As everyone should expect, the transfer is perfect. At least it is to someone like me, who isn't a video or audiophile (with that being said, I should add that I watch my Blus on a 46" Samsung LCD and have a 5.1 receiver connected with four speakers, so I can tell the difference). The picture is as sharp as any of the Pixar or Dreamworks films I own. There really aren't many different textures in this movie. After watching the four Shreks on Blu this week, I have a certain standard of texture variations that I prefer to see in animated films. In the four Shreks you see fur, skin, scales, different clothings, and much more.
So with that said, Despicable has a very plain texture palette, which probably won't bother anyone. It didn't really bother me, but I noticed it. Anyway, the colors pop off of the screen, and detail is above par. The audio is equally impressive. There are a lot of mixed sounds that intersect. At any given moment, voices, sound effects and music will all play at the same time. Yet, not once was I unable to decipher any of it. All around, it's a perfect transfer in my book. For my fellow slipcover enthusiasts, there is a healthy option available on the market. As far as extras go, there aren't a whole lot, but what's there is decent enough I guess. Compared to the features on Pixar's library, I cannot bring myself to be too generous with my rating of the extras. There just aren't enough. I love the minions (like I said before), but their three mini movies combined only last a good 8 or 9 minutes (with at least 3 minutes added from the credits). There is a commentary with the directors and the minions. I cannot wait to sit through it on my second viewing. There are the above mentioned three minion mini movies (Orientation Day, Home Makeover and Banana). There is a 16 minute documentary on the voice talent of the film (The Voices of Despicable Me), a 15 minute documentary on the story (The World of Despicable Me), as well as a 3 minute clip of the composer, Pharrell Williams, and his music (Despicable Beats). I really liked the fact that a Hip-Hop/R&B artist did the music, but this clip (I call it a clip because it's too short to be considered a documentary) did not give any useful information. There are also a few games and other activities for kids. It's really a well-rounded package. Definitely a must own for families (or twenty-something-year-old college students like myself).