Steve Carell (of Get Smart fame) voices Gru, who wants to the most villainous villain of all time. When one of the wonders of the world goes missing, and replaced by a pumped-up balloon version of it to boot, all eyes are on Gru. But did he actually commit that crime? Unfortunately NOT! In his mind anyway. And thus he, along with his awesomely cute and funny minions (see yellow squigglies) devise a plan to commit the crime of the century. If you have seen the trailers, or at least seen the posters, you’ll know (or guess) that he is out to steal the moon. Yes, The Moon! That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind…THAT MOON!
Gru faces competition in the form of the actual Pyramid criminal named Vector (voiced by Jason Segel). Now here’s a real bada$$! This guy has sharks, heat-seeking missiles on top of his house, lasers, hammers, rocket launchers, the works! And now they fight for the ultimate prize.
Gru, facing major problems from his biggest rival adopts (takes advantage) of three orphaned girls Margo, Edith, and Agnes (who strangely bears a similar resemblance to Boo from Monsters Inc.). The funniest part is that there is one scene in which will remind Pixar fans of a certain animated movie trilogy, and this movie comes from Illumination Entertainment! I could have sworn that it was a Pixar movie based on those two points. I suppose it was merely my imagination.
Overall a very fun-filled movie. My bunch of movie-goers laughed our hearts out practically the entire film, which says a lot! The only part I wasn’t convinced off, coincidentally the main point of the movie, is that the villain was not despicable enough! Imagine that, a villain that isn’t bad enough. The yellow minions will have you in stitches even though you won’t understand a word that comes out of their mouths.
Apparently, Malaysia is being blessed with a cinema opening even before America’s. Despicable Me hits Malaysian cinemas on Thursday, 8th July 2010 and spans approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
So if you’re feeling stressed, or want to escape the footie fever all around, sit yourself down and immerse yourself in the world of the Superbad!
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review financially or otherwise. Everything mentioned are my own thoughts based on my experience.