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Despicable Me

Sneak peeks were shown in episodes of The Biggest Loser. Gru attempts to break into Vector's impregnable fortress to recover the shrink ray, only to be defeated by numerous kinds of traps. This section needs expansion. Animation Adventure Comedy. Theatrical release poster.

In terms of animated films, this is a film that exceeds expectations and it's one that has enough momentum to keep you entertained from start to finish. Remote Control Productions. Mindy Kaling as Tourist Mom. Chris Meledandri Humberto Meza Jr. An improbably heartwarming, not to mention visually delightful, diversion.

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However, Vector reneges on the deal, flying off with the girls and the Moon. Trivia The soda cup that the Carnival Barker is drinking from red with a purple stripe at the top is based on the ones used at Walt Disney World. And the one thing the larcenous Gru never steals is our heart. Edit Storyline In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Best Animated Feature Film.

The result is a highly entertaining movie that is fun from start to finish. Later, Gru contacts Perkins via video chat, stating that he finally has the shrink ray. Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a supervillain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world. The film has plenty of charm as well, and with that, it's where it has most of its strength. Welcome to the on-screen psychoanalysis of Joan Rivers, of which she seems equal parts willing participant and antagonist.

Despicable Me looks a lot like other computer-animated pictures. The film also has a simple, yet effective story, and I've always said they make for far better movies because they don't overcomplicate things. Gru agrees, believing he can abandon the girls there but begins to bond with them instead.

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It's so fluffy I'm gonna die. Miranda Cosgrove as Margo.

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In reality he would have to enter orbit around the moon otherwise the gravity of the Moon would cause Gru to accelerate towards it. At the same time, Perkins informs his son - Vector - of Gru's possession of the shrink ray and the adoption of the three girls, encouraging Vector to take action. Nefario, and the Minions execute a daring mid-air rescue of the girls, just before the Moon destroys Vector's spaceship and syncs itself back into orbit, along with Vector on it. The minion runs off in panic and Gru starts laughing. But immediately after Gru heists the shrink-ray, the cunning super-nerd Vector Jason Segel swoops in and snatches it right out of his hands.

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As Gru becomes puzzled, Dr. You can check my history to prove that.

Gru and the Minions steal the shrink ray from a secret testing base in East Asia, but Vector intercepts them and steals it for himself. The film ends with the girls performing their ballet recital for Gru, his mother Marlena, Dr. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password.

Jemaine Clement as Jerry the Minion. Learn more More Like This. Animation Action Adventure. Upon learning that an up-and-coming villain known as Vector was responsible for the Pyramid theft, Gru starts a rivalry with him.

Boston Globe Media Partners. The movie is incredibly intelligent. Directing in a Feature Production Pierre Coffin. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way.

But as Gru and his diminutive yellow minions prepare to carry out the biggest heist in history, something strange happens. When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better. Please click the link below to receive your verification email. Was this review helpful to you?

The Washington Post Company. Ken Daurio as Egyptian Guard. Inspired, Gru sells parts of his lair and the items he stole over the years to construct a spacecraft. Producers Guild Announces Winners. After arriving at Vector's base, Gru surrenders the Moon.

Despicable Me is a lot of fun and the storytelling is surprisingly very well handled! Despicable Me Critics Consensus Borrowing heavily and intelligently from Pixar and Looney Tunes, Despicable Me is a surprisingly thoughtful, family-friendly treat with a few surprises of its own. With plenty of comedic moments, great animation, and phenomenal voice work, sql 8 Despicable Me is a superb animated feature that is fun for anyone of all ages.

The whole plan is to steal the moon, for crying out loud! What was the name of that song at the end?

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Despicable Me. Gru successfully shrinks and steals the Moon. Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. So much is going on in this movie that, while there's nothing worth despising, there's not much to remember either.

They actually seem to care about Gru, and it turns out the scheming evildoer makes a pretty good father. Despicable Me is darned cute.

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What really makes this animation though is a really punchy soundtrack that sticks in your head. The movie finishes strong, managing to be sweet without being saccharine. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Add to that it has a very good story, and good jokes, and you have a worthwhile film that is well worth your time.

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Broadcast Film Critics Association. Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Gru disguises himself and adopts the girls, planning to use them to infiltrate Vector's base.