Despicable Me

     Despicable Me – Minions Minions Minions!!!  This 2010 movie brought back some creativity back to animated movies.  Although following the formula of most movies, the concepts and comedy were finally creative with a rivalry developing between super-villians and the cute and funny minions.  This movie has something for everyone.  It’s touching, funny, and has some actual evilness that guys can enjoy.  Plus, men will enjoy how the minions work because we all know how men get the job done.

The plot is Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) is a super-villian who is getting past his prime.  So, he needs a BIG SCORE to get him to the number 1 evil ranking.  He chooses to steal the moon and sets his group of “minions” to work on what’s needed.  Their work ethic leaves something to be desired with generally funny outcomes.  But, at the “evil bank”, he crosses paths with a nerdy, up & coming super-villian called Vector.  As a result, he’s now in a battle with Vector to be #1.  Vector steals Gru’s moon stealing gadget.  Gru attacks Vector’s compound to get it back, but can’t get past security.  But, Vector lets 3 little girls in to buy some cookies.  So, Gru “adopts” these girls to help get him in.  Throughout the movie, he grows attached to these girls, but that doesn’t stop the plans.  But ultimately, he can’t let them go and finds that maybe he’s not so “evil” after all.  Or, is he? 

The best part of the movie is the cartoon violence and the “minions”.  This took me back to when cartoons were funny and actually meant to be.  The cartoon violence is similar to the old Looney Tunes style, so there’s nothing to worry about for kids.  This movie is not deep, but it is well entertaining.  The minions are hilarious and featured with a 3 cartoon short extra disc that was excellent as well.  I also enjoyed Gru’s early evilness, which displays some early funny moments in the film.  So, if you’re looking for a “mindless” evening with a funny and entertaining movie, then this is for you.  It’s not the greatest animated movie of all time or anything, it’s just fun.

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