Despicable Me | Movie review

Genre: Animation/Comedy
Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Director: Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
Cast: Steve Carell, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher, Jason Segel, Ken Jeong, Miranda Cosgrove

This animated film by Universal Studios and Illuminations Entertainment tells a comedic tale of Gru (Steve Carell), who is aspired to become the world’s top villain. He adopts three orphan girls for his evil scheme but little does he know, their hunger for his love is gradually changing him.

Well well, a Universal animated film since last year’s Coraline and 9. This is also perhaps their first collaboration with Illuminations. So what do they have here for us? Only a decent family cartoon. Brilliant performance by Steve Carell, awesome music (yes, it’s with Hans Zimmer again) but not so funny for adults I would say. Not to say that it’s entirely easy for kids to relate to the movie either. The plot is very common too. A man who has no compassion or care for anything other than his career suddenly finds himself stucked with kids that slowly changes his life and thinking with innocent love.

Verdict: This is not as entertaining as Dreamwork’s How To Train Your Dragon and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 that were also released this year but it may be enjoyable for kids and some adult viewers. Personally, I didn’t find it that funny, period.

Favourite scene: (Spoiler begins here) A werewolf shifts back into human form after Gru steals the moon (Spoiler ends here).

Popular quote: “It’s so fluffy I could die!”

Why isn’t there… (Spoiler begins here) police at all? Heck, I would love to be a villain myself in that world (Spoilers ends here).

Rating: 2 / 5

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  1. toninkush

    @jingxuan yeah i have admit that it's really cute.

    @everlyn it's a predictable ending to me. yeah those two are definitely better.

    @caryne i envy you haha. it's nice to be easily amused.

    @hilda if it was released earlier this year, at least before toy story, it'd be better.

  2. Jiawen

    surprisingly, not many people know about the movie. I haven't watched it yet, so I won't read the entire post. LOL…and yes, I think Toy Story 3 and Shrek shadowed the release.

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