Despicable Me is a decent enough little animated film about one man's quest to be the world's top super villain, although eventually it becomes obvious he simply wants to be a famous astronaut. It's sort of a classic story about a redeemable villain, but in all honesty Gru doesn't seem very villainous. He's stolen the Times Square jumbotron, but thats so his minions (aliens? a genetically created servitor race? Gremlins?) would have a super size TV to watch football on. In fact Gru seems more like a mere antisocial outcast who treats those he likes with kindness, and those he doesn't know with rejection and loathing. It often seems like he and his minions are more like a cooperative team than Master and Slaves the way the old Sci Fi movies usually show Mad scientists and their minions. He even pays them. What kind of evil Mad Scientist pays his Minions and buys them gifts? When it seems as if his dreams of space travel are crushed the Minions even pool their own personal money to help him out. Honestly he seems more of a gruff, self centered butthead than an evil monster.
The movies world is an interesting place with Mad Scientist villains in the every day news, most of them financed by Lehman Brothers, now known as the Bank of Evil. And it's rife with oddball inventions (my favorite being the Pirhana Gun). So while it's not a masterpiece of animation due to little flaws, it's a lot more enjoyable than most of the crap playing this summer. Fans of the old Looney Tunes style cartoons will particularly enjoy the Minions whenever they get screen time.
bet this is a great movie especially it's with jonah hill and russell brand - i'd say this could be better than Forgetting Sarah Marshal
and great cameos by katy perry(brand's girl), christina aguilera, pink, lars ulrich, several others Man! that surely is something
and oh Sean "Diddy" Combs is part of the movie
I honestly rented this movie not expecting much - perhaps some chuckles over a couple hours... But I was very surprised at how funny this movie turned out to be! Great dialogue, some outstanding characters (Russell Brand's character really steals the show!) and lots of fun!