Excerpt: There are some movies that are a real treat to review. Despicable Me fits into that category. I knew very little about this film. I am normally so busy with Family Friendly Gaming that I rarely get to the movie theater. I had heard about Despicable Me, and knew my own son was excited about it. So when Family Friendly Gaming received a reviewable copy, I was curious.
Excerpt: The marketing campaign for this film stunk and I had no desire to see it in the theaters (and neither did my kids) but was willing to give it a try on Blu-ray. Surprisingly there's a touching story behind the fantastic animation as the villain becomes the hero and discovers he does have a heart buried beneath his evil exterior.
Excerpt: In "despicable Me" there's a really funny moment where the main character Gru ( Steve Carrell ) is laying out the rules of his home to three little girls he recently adopted. Gru says "You will not cry, or sneeze or barf or fart! No annoying sounds" and in that moment one of the little girls, Agnes ( Elsie Fisher ) responds with "Does this count as annoying?" and then puckles her cheeks making a popping sound.
Conclusion: Overall, 'Despicable Me 3D' is a terrific package. This four disc combo includes an excellent film, stellar audio/video, plenty of special features, and three additional ways to watch the film (2D Blu-ray, DVD, and digital copy). This is the kind of release that's going to help push 3D to the next level. I know after I watched this in 3D, I would take the 3D presentation any day over the 2D.
Conclusion: Overall, I was very impressed with this three disc package. 'Despicable Me' is a fun movie that folks of all ages should enjoy. This is a no brainer for a family movie night selection or just a relaxing sit down for that matter. This package features demo video and audio as well as a fairly large amount of extra content. This Blu-ray comes highly recommended for both fans of the movie and anyone who hasn't seen it yet.
Excerpt: Vying for the title of "World's Greatest Villain", Gru - 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.
Excerpt: The Movie Steve Carell stars as the heavily accented, often grumpy voice of Gru, the title character of Despicable Me . Gru is the product of bad parenting (even with Julie Andrews as his mom, go figure) and so he has embraced a life of über-villainy, but with competition among his ilk heating up, he decides to go for broke and commit the biggest crime in history: He's going to steal The Moon!
Conclusion: I really liked the Mad Magazine Spy vs. Spy bits of the movie (think of Gru as the black hat spy) and the constant tech battles between Gru and Vector. The whole orphan kids storyline was predictable but I still enjoyed it. Kids (including mine) will love the little yellow minions who provide a lot of slapstick comedy to an already funny movie.
Excerpt: The side characters of any animated movie should be just that: side characters. They’re usually the same: typically speak gibberish, look goofy, and exist as nothing more than comic relief. Enter the Minions, a race of single or double-eyed yellow critters who do serve their role in Despicable Me , but overstep their bounds. It’s not all bad. They are enormously entertaining fodder. At one point, Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) sends a trio of them out to pick up a toy.