Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Starring: Steve Carell, Jason Segell, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett, Kristen Wing, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier and Elsie Fisher
Director: Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud
Plot: When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds himself profoundly changed by the growing love between them.
Firstly, this movie is good because it gives you a choice of whether you want to completely screw up your vision with 3D or not—it’s in two version, 3D and regular. I went for the vision impairment and saw it in 3D. You only live once, right? lol.
The thought of a lovable bad guy wasn’t one I liked very much going into this movie. Then I saw that Russell Brand was in this movie and I thought, “OMG! This can’t end well!” I mean Russell Brand in kids’ movie? This can only end in tears and lawsuits right? But no—it was actually a very good movie.
Gru is your typical bad guy out for world domination. I mean every thing he’s tried doing he’s always comes in second best! I mean someone just STOLE the great pyramids and it wasn’t Gru! Anything after that, well, all other bad guys get put to shame! To make matters worse, Gru’s mother calls him reminding him of his failures from her karate class.
The typical bad guys and their minions but in a light I’ve never seen before. Gru and his strange accent was brilliant on Steve Carell’s part. I found myself laughing so hard at times that after the movie I had tears streaming down my face.
Gru’s mortal nemesis, the cookie loving, Vector, was amazing! He always seems to have a bigger weapon but Vector isn’t very bright which made for a disastrously hilarious time. And Julie Andrews? Brilliant choice for Gru’s evil, mother. This woman was so evil even Gru was terrified of her.
Don’t worry about taking your kids to see it, Russell Brand behaved himself and your kids will love it—if the constantly kids laughing during my visit was any indication.