Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: Gru (Steve Carrell) is the greatest villain in the world. Or at least he was until someone managed to steal the Great Pyramid of Giza and replace it with an inflatable substitute under the nose of the entire world. Now he's going to have to up his game if he wants his title back, but it's going to mean sinking to depths even he refused to touch before: becoming a father.
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, 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.
Conclusion: Despite the strong earnings and high public regard, I found Despicable Me to be a very mediocre comedy. Its Blu-ray + DVD combo pack is ordinary as well, its dynamic feature presentation being long typical for CGI fare and its extras having a more promotional than substantial bent. The film is harmless enough to give a look, but unless its sense of humor aligns with yours, you probably won't be returning to it regularly.
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: 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 Film Although you might not know it from watching Date Night , Steve Carell is a very funny man. The star of "The Office" and The 40-Year-Old Virgin has had a hit-or-miss run on the big screen, but Despicable Me is the perfect vehicle for him. Deftly slipping back and forth between dry sarcasm and zany insanity, Carrell's supervillain Gru is a memorable, entertaining anti-hero that both kids and adults will love. (Just don't ask me to explain his accent.