ReviewWriter: Nur Safina OthmanWriter Ratings:Overall: Cast: Plot: Effects: Cinematography: Watch this if you liked:
“Toy Story”, “The Incredibles”
If you are an avid fan of animation films, here's another one for you! "Despicable Me" is a story about the villain Gru (Steve Carell) in his quest to 'steal' the Moon. Sadly, his plan gets interrupted as three orphans, Margo (Miranda Cosgrove) Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Elsie Fisher) somehow start to claim Gru as their father! Another nerdy-looking villain Vector, (Jason Segel) tries to foil his Moon-stealing plans too.
Like any other family-friendly animations, there's always a hidden message waiting to be conveyed to the audience. In "Despicable Me", Gru's the typical baddie but when he takes in the three orphans, his heart is eventually 'melted' by their sincerity. Even as he plans to take Vector down, Gru starts to learn a thing or two about family and so no prizes for guessing who would start to have a change of heart!
Comedy elements in the movie weren't that corny and moviegoers are sure to be entertained by the yellow-coloured cute 'minions' of Gru. Furthermore, "Despicable Me" turns the tables on the bad guys when they are characterised as a person who is still terrified of their parents.
The movie headlines the who's who in Tinseltown such as Steve Carrell ("Date Night"), Jason Segel ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall"), Miranda Cosgrove ("School Of Rock"), Julie Andrews ("Shrek Forever After") who plays Gru's mother, and also Russell Brand ("Get Him To The Greek") as Dr. Nefario.
As usual, "Despicable Me" is also shown in 3D version, though the writer does not encourage moviegoers to opt for that version since there isn't much difference between 3D and the normal version. While it's not as popular like "Toy Story" franchise, "Despicable Me" will amuse both you and the kids, especially when the yellow 'minions' appear on screen!Cinema Online, 01 July 2010