From shrink rays to ballet recitals, from cookie robots to fart guns. What could all of these possibly have in common? The latest Disney Pixar animated comedy Despicable Me will leave you laughing and contemplating, what is a real family?
This movie is mostly geared towards children but adults will love and laugh at it too! Despicable Me tells a story of a villain named Gru who is attempting to become more evil with his sinister plans for stealing the moon. Gru, who is voiced by Steve Carrell, faces many obstacles on his quest to become the most evil villain in the world. Throughout the movie the things and people he stumbles upon make him begin to contemplate if he really wants to go through with this plan of world domination. This helps to develop his character into more of a fatherly figure to three orphan girls.
Gru’s plan to steal the moon involves him needing a gadget called the shrink ray which one of his enemies has stolen; to get it back he comes up with a plan. He will attempt to adopt a child so he can infiltrate his lair and steal it back! Gru goes to the orphanage down the street and ends up leaving with not one, but three sisters to go through with this plan. The three little girls are not what he expected! The oldest is Margo (voiced by Miranda Cosgrove) then comes Edith (Dana Gaier) and last but not least Agnes (Elsie Fisher). Margo’s character is the brains of the three and usually makes the most rational decisions. Edith is the outgoing troublemaker and Agnes is the little girl who just wants love and attention that she thinks Gru will give her.
This movie was a debut for director Pierre Coffin and screenwriters Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio who have been working together since 1999. Paul and Daurio do a great job at putting in humor suitable for children to understand and adults to chuckle along too. The music fits perfectly with every scene and makes it easier to understand the tone that they are trying to portray....