Movie Despicable Me (2010)

Watched 20100731 Theater. Landmark's Harbor East Cinema
Despicable Me (2010) Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud. 95 min.

Relevant Links:
Despicable Me (IMDb.com)
Despicable Me (RottenTomatoes.com)
Despicable Me (Wikipedia.org)

20100731:
[20100804]
IT'S SO FLUFFY! - Agnes

Haha, that little girl has the funniest lines in the movie.

For me, the plot of the movie was good minus a small detail at the end. It's funny how certain unrealistic ideas are acceptable, while others are not. Again, it's a children's movie so I'm not gonna fault the movie for this small detail.

I find an interesting point is the number of stars cast, but its difficult if not impossible, to recognize them. For example, with Gru, he will occasionally say something that sounds like Carell, but it's ambiguous. Well what about personality? To be honest, while Carell certainly didn't hinder the character, I'm not sure how much he added to it. Perhaps the writers didn't give Gru enough funny lines. Perhaps its something I have to think about when the movie comes out on DVD. But that's just my initial impression.

I don't know how much 3D would have added to the experience, because I nearly forgot the movie was available in 3D until the end where the minions are competing to see who can reach the furthest out of the screen. I guess all the rockets firing off in the movie would have looked good in 3D.

The original music, written by Pharrell Williams, was great. Upbeat, modern, and different from most children movie soundtracks.
Apparently Hans Zimmer and Heitor Pereira also worked on the score. Somehow I managed to miss that. Perhaps it appeared in between the minions competing during the end credits.

Overall, the movie was funny and at the end of the day, I'd say it's as good as Dreamwork's Shrek.

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