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Despicable Me

A 2010 American computer-animated 3-D feature film.

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  • Jan 16, 2011
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It’s good entertainment this week, if animation could be wicked, that is!

Gru reminds me of Michael J. Fox in Family Ties; arrogant but lovable. Then there are also moments of Batman Begins, Matrix Revolutions, Star Wars, James Bond 007, Honey, I shrunk the kids, Mrs. Doubtfire & Saturday Night Fever (the altered dimension of them all, that is)!


There’s a lot of humor in this one, perfect for a Sunday afternoon!  I haven’t got such good feelings for a thief this much since… a long time ago! It’s a fun-filled animation with beautiful crafted and lively characters. The artistic impression certainly scores high on this one. Ok, remember this, it’s an animated film, not a figure-skating championship ;-) I don’t think a villain has ever been so lovable!!!


The folly of an egocentric man! Yet, he was somewhat "neutralized" after the 3 orphaned girls came to stay with him. I haven’t got such a good laugh since a long time ago! It’s a most ridiculous plot and yet it’s highly effective in neutralizing one’s tense muscle. It makes one feels warmth inside, esp. during this cold wintery afternoon!
 
This movie is full of ridicules, innovations, associations & conceptual principles. It’s mambo-jumbo but certainly highly entertaining for anyone who has got a sense of humor ;-)
Hey, doesn’t Vector reminds you of (an altered) Steve Jobs?! It certainly does me :-)

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January 28, 2011
Very cute review! I felt the same way about this film. I've watched it a few times now, and I absolutely adore the concepts. :)
January 29, 2011
A few times?! Oh wow, you should do a review on it then ;-) Yeah, everyone needs to be loved, even the bad people :-)
February 10, 2011
LOL! I know! I'm so bad. There are certain films I watch again and again...and then I forget to review them...or I don't make enough time. "Inception" is another title...saw it like 4 or 5 times! One of these days I will be able to catch up, lol!
February 10, 2011
I understand. There are a lot out there in the world and you and I haven't really got to the age where we simply sit at home to reminiscence the good ol' time! There is also the urgent task of making a living & Lunch is not offering us that as yet. So, as much as we like, there is only so much all of us can do here! ;-)
February 10, 2011
True true! It would also help if I could learn to write a little faster, lol. I'm trying to get a book review done this week because the book is due back to the library. Took me a few months to finish this read!
 
January 28, 2011
Just wanted to read this again, before I feature it. MINIONS RULE!!
January 29, 2011
Thanks, Woowoo! LOL... Kinda busy these days with Chinese New Year spring cleaning and shopping. Gonna go on a short excursion to Macau and then back again on CNY. I certainly need to replenish my stock of new films!
 
January 17, 2011
Yeah I enjoyed this one as well, I actually have been on an animation kick recently.
January 18, 2011
Hurray! Me too! I saw 2 this week and have another one to go...
 
January 16, 2011
I knew it! I knew all the cuteness in this movie was going to get to you!! I knew it!!
January 17, 2011
It's a delightful production but what I love about it is more the "association". I see a lot of other films and real people in this movie. Even the evil banker is so typical of those guys in Lehman, LOL... That's the best part of it, I believe. It's a reflection of what's out there in the world!
January 17, 2011
did you ever see my review of this one with the 'cute' hidden messages? LOL! Hey, did you see the community message I sent out earlier? you had a shout out LOL!!
January 18, 2011
OH? Just saw it! THANKS! *kiss, kiss* LOL... Well, it could have been 6, I gave one to Scotman ;-) Actually, I have another one on file but it wasn't well written so I'm holding it back for now...
January 18, 2011
you gave what to Scotman?! what movie is it about?
January 18, 2011
Skyline, LOL
January 18, 2011
oh that one...I wonder why you posted one there? LOL! no, I mean what movie review are you holding back on?
January 18, 2011
Alpha & Omega :-)
January 18, 2011
oh, I heard that was pretty lame...
January 18, 2011
It's ok if one watches it on tv :-)
 
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review by . July 11, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
3 ½ Stars: Ssoooo...Despicably CUTE and Adorable!
Warning: This Review is about an animated film that is so full of “CUTESY” Elements that it may be necessary to have a ‘hurl bucket’ handy. This review is also filled with ‘CUTE’ subliminal messages.      With 3D graphic technology in full swing and the box-office successes of animated films such as “How To Train Your Dragon”, “Shrek Forever After” and “Toy Story 3” has inspired a new wave of animated films …
review by . January 28, 2012
I usually feel distracted while watching an animated film. I rarely "want" to watch one. When I do view one I will because someone else is or very highly recommends it and hands me their copy. I had heard Despicable Me was adorable and funny etc. etc. about thirty times. But I waited quite awhile before renting it.     I was utterly charmed. Very Mad-Magazine spyesque with a sweet, sweet addition of charming, heart-warming characters to soften the despicability and cartoon violence …
review by . June 04, 2011
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review by . March 14, 2013
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review by . July 10, 2010
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Quick Tip by . June 27, 2011
posted in The Family Room
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I broke my word.   : (   I swore an oath that I would not watch any more computer animated movies, but I couldn't help it... this one was just sooooo CUTE!      The film tells the story of Gru, a neglected boy who failed to win the approval of his mother as a child and grew up to be the world's greatest villain, and his attempt to pull of the greatest theft in villain history: the Moon. However, things begin to go awry when a younger, sassier, and …
review by . November 25, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
4 stars: I've got problems how 'bout you? I want to be the number one villians do you?
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Quick Tip by . March 16, 2011
The soundtrack to this movie made it so much better. The movie itself is OK, but make sure to check out the soundtrack!
review by . September 27, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
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Despicable Me is a 2010 American computer-animated 3-D feature film from Universal Studios and Illumination Entertainment that was released on July 9, 2010 in the USA. The film stars Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, and Miranda Cosgrove.

  • In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of 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. 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. The world's greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.
  • Cast: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand

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    Genre: Animation
    Release Date: July 09, 2010
    MPAA Rating: G
    Runtime: 95 minutes
    Studio: Universal Pictures
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