Number of Times Seen – 1 (9 Sep 2013)
Brief Synopsis – An evil genius adopts 3 little girls in an attempt to gain access to his nemesis’ fortress.
My Take on it – I have been avoiding this movie for 3 years because I couldn’t imagine that I would like it.
I can’t say that I loved it, but this movie has some nice redeeming qualities about it.
I didn’t particularly care for the animation of the characters, but since this movie is animated it was able to use creativity to it’s advantage. Creating crazy and absurd weapons of destruction was this movie’s greatest asset and it is all the better for it.
The plot is silly, but that’s fine for this kind of movie.
Gru is definitely portrayed as a former James Bond villain who attempts to take over the world using crazy schemes and weapons. If this story was live action, it would seem ridiculous, but as a cartoon is works.
The idea of minions was also very clever and they did it very well.
I’m now interested in seeing where they went with this in the sequel, but not rushing out to the theater today to see it, I feel I can wait for that.
Great voice talents by Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russel Brand and Julie Andrews.
Bottom Line – Above average animated movie, lays good groundwork for future movies. interested in seeing where they will take it. Recommended
Rating – Globe Worthy