Monday, April 18, 2011
Despicable Me is Not Despicable At All
Despicable Me, Believe Me, isn’t Despicable
From a time period in which many great animation films were created, Despicable Me stands out as being a frontrunner for top prize. From the comedic masterminds of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, and Russell Brand, Despicable Me is one of the funniest, most clever animation films I have ever viewed. The film begins with our main character, Gru, played by Steve Carell. Gru is a criminal mastermind who is on the back end of his career. When competition confronts Gru, he is challenged to become the best Villain he can be. Gru is accompanied by hundreds of small yellow creatures called “minions” who stay and work all day in Gru’s secret laboratory below his house. In order to pull off the greatest heist of all time, he uses three orphan girls to sinisterly steal the “shrink ray” for completion of his crime of stealing the moon. At first, Gru is hesitant to care, love, or even notice the orphan girls desperately seeking the love from ordinary parents. When he finds himself slowly growing affection for the girls, his sidekick Dr. Nefario (played by Russell Brand), orders them back to the orphanage to rid Gru of the distractions of parenthood. Gru realizes his duties as villain, but ultimately decides that he cannot be the same without the girls. He gives up his dream heist to reunite with the three girls, Margo, Agnes and Edith and the four live happily ever after.
This animated film offers more than just a humorous plot. The film truly shows how a parents love for their kids reigns superior to every emotion. It shows the events which turned the empty, cold-hearted Gru into a loving, caring parent. The film also offers intriguing graphics and humorous scenes which leaves the audience entertained the whole movie. If you appreciate films that are witty, light, and offer life lessons, then Despicable Me will surely not disappoint the viewers. The humor of Steve Carell and Jason Segel will have viewers of all ages laughing hysterically and showing compassion towards the unequivocal power that is love.