Monday, July 19, 2010

Despicable Me

An old school Adams Family style villain. Adorable yellow minions. Three orphaned girls. A recipe for world domination. Mix them together and what do you get? One terrific film.

"Despicable Me" is one of those rare films that is both funny and sweet. It has humor for the adults without ever becoming inappropriate for children. I simply loved it.

The story centers around Gru (voiced brilliantly by Steve Carell) and his attempt to stay relevant in the super criminal world. He fixates on shrinking the moon and stealing it. He employs his group of minions to build a rocket to send him into space as he plots to steal a shrinking machine from a young, up and coming super villain. Vector, played by Jason Segal, is the young villain in an orange track suit with a sweet tooth. Upon discovering this weakness for cookies, he adopts three orphaned girls to get beyond Vector's extensive home defense system.

He brings the three precocious girls home to his lair. Now it is not too hard to figure out that the supervillain's heart is going to melt for these cutoes. And melt it does. So sweetly.

Both children enjoyed it. My mother enjoyed. I enjoyed it. In short, it was enjoyed by all.

It is a definite "Step Out". Go. Enjoy.

Overall: rope rope rope rope rope 3

Age Appropriateness (School Age): :roperoperope rope rope 3

Under 5:roperoperope rope

Child Attention Span: :roperoperope rope rope 3

Adult Enjoyment: :roperoperope rope rope 3

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