Monday, 28 February 2011

Despicable Me Review (Updated)

Despicable Me

Release Date: 9th September 2010 – Australia

Production Companies
Universal Pictures (presents)

Illumination Entertainment

Universal Pictures Australia

Genre: Animation/Family

Rating: PG

Runtime: 95 minutes

Budget: $69,000,000

Box Office Gross: $543,113,985

Plot Summary
In a happy suburban 

neighbourhood surrounded 
by white picket fences and 
flowering rose bushes sits a 
black house with a dead 
lawn. Unbeknownst to the 
neighbourshidden deep 
beneath this home is a vast 
secret hideout. Surrounded 
by an army of mischievous 
little minions called 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. 
That is, 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 greatest challenge: 
three little girls named 
Margo, Edith and Agnes. 

Voice Cast
Steve Carell – Gru
Jason Segel – Vector
Russell Brand – Dr. Nefario
Julie Andrews – Gru's Mom
Will Arnett – Mr. Perkins
Kristen Wiig – Miss Hattie
Miranda Cosgrove – Margo
Dana Gaier – Edith
Elsie Fisher – Agnes
Pierre Coffin 
– Tim the Minion/
Various Minions 
Chris Renaud – Dave the Minion/
Various Minions
Jermaine Clement – Kevin & 
Jerry the Minions 
Jack McBrayer – Carnival Barker/
Tourist Dad
Ken Jeong – Talk Show Host
Danny McBride – Fred McDade
Mindy Kaling – Tourist Mom


Directors – Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud
Story/Executive Producer – Sergio Pablos
Screenplay – Ken Daurio & Cinco Paul
Producers – John Cohen, Janet Healy & 

Christopher Meledandri
Production Designer – Yarrow Cheney
Art Director/Character Designer – Eric Guillon
Character Designer – Carter Goodrich 
Animation Supervisor – Laurent de la 
Animation Director – Lionel Gallat
Layout Supervisor  Kyle Balda
Computer Graphics Supervisor  Bruno Chauffard
Film Editors – Gregory Perler & 
Pam Ziegenhagen
Score Producer – Hans Zimmer
Music – Heitor Pereira
Composer: Songs/Theme Music – Pharrell Williams

I never imagine that DESPICABLE ME is such a bouquet to the other great animated comedies, but it doesn't turn the tables from making this a movie very much alike for its own personality. It has some inspiration of humour coming it out from the Looney Tunes shorts and featuring rare heartfelt moments that could have come from a Pixar film. I praise Steve Carell's amazing performance as Gru and the hilarious parts including where Gru attempts to break into Vector's home, Dr Nefario shows Gru his two new inventions and the tiny toilet scene involving Vector. 

DESPICABLE ME is a terrific and hilarious animated movie that is released in both 2D & 3D and has plenty of laughs and heart that will amaze children and will please the adults.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie

1 comment:

  1. The Minions were the best part of Despicable Me! They were the ones who everyone laughed at most, since they had a completely different language (although it sounded like Spanish and other languages mixed). Yes the Minions played a great part of the movie. I rented the movie from Blockbuster and I absolutely loved it! I know that right now, Blockbuster has a promotion going on where you can receive unlimited movie rentals for free in Blockbuster stores through July 4th! When you rent a Blockbuster movie that's priced at $2.99, you can rent another movie that is priced at $1.99 or less free for the first day! Whenever you are done watching the free movie, return to the Blockbuster store as much as you want to another free rental through July 4th. As a customer and employee of DISH Network, I also know that if you switch to DISH Network, you can get 3 months of Blockbuster free! You get movies like Despicable Me and thousands of others! I suggest going to to get all the information!