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Despicable Me

Published March 17, 2011

Despicable Me

Film info

  • Title Despicable Me
  • Directors Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
  • Year 2010
  • Run time 1hr 35m
  • Genres Animation, Family, Comedy
  • Tagline Superbad. Superdad.

Vying for the title of World's Greatest Villain, Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) - along with his hilarious crew of mischievous minions - plots to pull off the craziest crime of the century: steal the moon! But when Gru enlists the help of three little girls, they see something in him nobody else has ever seen: the perfect dad.

Background Info

I always knew I wanted to see this since I saw the trailer when the one yellow thing punched the other yellow thing. I was sold. I didn’t know much else about it, other than I heard Steve Carrell talking about it on a radio show once.

Live Blog

Time Comment
00:00:43 - Already I want a minion of my own and the film hasn’t even started yet.
00:01:44 - Julie Andrews!
00:03:19 - Ooh, who is going to check out the pyramids to make sure they’re not inflatable?
00:04:04 - Hehehe, I love him.
00:05:34 - Panda rug! Now I have to not like him.
00:09:06 - I like the idea of having a screaming crowd ready to cheer you up whenever you want.
00:13:46 - That youngest kid is just like Boo.
00:14:37 - That’s my kind of parallel parking!
**00:19:37 **- Tiny elephant!!
**00:22:08 **- Star Wars should have had air fight sequences like that.
**00:23:33 **- He’s playing a Wii. Evil people play Wii’s too.
**00:24:12 **- Fists coming out of the wall, it’s just like Total Wipeout.
**00:25:43 **- “Liiightbulbbb.” I’m going to be saying that.
**00:29:15 **- “How do I remove it? Is there a command?” Sadly not with kiddies.
**00:32:54 **- “Somebody broke that.” I’m going to be using that too!
**00:36:30 **- Minions on the ceiling! Blatantly stolen from the Willy Wonka movie though.
**00:37:11 **- The oldest girl is voiced by the girl from Drake and Josh, right?
00:39:10 - Woah, I’d stop drinking Coke if it had that effect!
**00:46:53 **- They made the minion into a glow stick!
**00:50:33 **- “Look at that fluffy unicorn! It’s so fluffy I want to die!”
**00:52:44 **- “It’s so fluffy!!”
**00:54:57 **- Just had to explain the concept of Stuffed Crust to Mr C.
**00:57:54 **- Minions have resumés!
**01:02:47 **- “Pretty please?” “The physical appearance of the please makes no difference.”
**01:06:13 **- Russell Brand is pretty good in this. Not a fan of his normally.
**01:12:17 - Great recall on the gravity minion. I’d forgotten!
****01:12:48 **- They have a minion mission control.
01:14:42 - That bit was in the trailer and still it was funny.
**01:21:35 **- How many times can one person be crushed by the moon before they give up?
**01:29:46 - Woot! Bonus points for extra stuff during the credits.
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Conclusions

Another film that made us laugh a significant amount! We were both in need of something simple and amusing, and this was both of those. I would say it doesn’t have the multi-layer elements that make a kids film really something special, but if you just want to zone out in front of the TV for 90 minutes, it’s perfect.

I don’t want to make a habit out of putting clips into these posts, but you have to watch this to the end. It’s SO fluffy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82utG7Q3G_k

Rating: 4/5

Rating: 4 / 5

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