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My thoughts on: Despicable Me

Despicable me is a story of a villain who learns how to love from his three adopted daughters. For those of you out there who love animation, this one is a must-watch. It is a Universal Pictures film. In fact, it’s the first CGI movie that Universal is producing. I must say, they did a great job with it, and from the moment we walked into the theatre, it kept us engaged in the movie. It has some great animation styles, a loveable set of characters, and seeing those minions on screen makes you want to get a few of your own.

It is a 3d movie, and even though the glasses gave me a slight headache, there were a few scenes that transported you into that world effectively enough to make you jump. At a few points in the movie, I noticed myself actually swinging left and right, trying to dodge things that the screen threw at me. As far as the use of 3d goes, I’ll say this is the most impressive it’s ever gotten.

As for the movie itself, Its quite a simple story, with a few unexpected, but not totally shocking turns. In a nutshell, the story is about an aging supervillain, Gru, who is trying to keep up with the younger generation of supervillains. Gru and his minions form one of the most adorable supervillain squads you’ll ever see. The minions have their own styles of talking, and moving that makes them really stand out. There are so many of them, and they’re all the same, but totally different (if you catch my drift).

Gru decides that it’s time to up his game and steal the moon to get back to being the worlds greatest supervillain, and to fulfil a childhood dream. There’s also the antagonist supervillain Victor “Vector” Perkins, who is one of the younger, more successful supervillains. Vector steals a shrink ray from Gru (which he had in-turn stolen from a “secret location”), and as part of a plan to steal it back, Gru ends up adopting three young girls. Towards the end, Gru learns what it is to be a parent from the kids.

Without giving out any more of the storyline, I’ll get to the point. It’s been a while since I’ve seen an animation that’s this good, and NOT disney-pixar. It’s definitely worth a watch, and if you have the choice, watch it in 3D. There are some scenes that are just too awesome to be seen in 2d. Even otherwise, the movie is worth a watch. That’s not to say it was perfect. I found a few things that I would have liked to change, but maybe I’m just being too picky because I’m learning about all this stuff.

I say Despicable Me deserves an 8 / 10.