Friday 8 October 2010
So I finally let all the bats free out of my wallet in an attempt to cheer myself up with a combo of nachos with extra cheese sauce to keep myself occupied while my better half (beginning to wonder) enjoys something ‘he thinks’ I’ll love.
Do you know what’s worse than paying for a movie you never wanted to see in the first place? Having your partner saying ‘I told you so’ all the way home!
Here’s the Synopsis…..
Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) lives in a happy suburban neighbourhood surrounded by white picket fences, flowering rose bushes and gorgeous houses. Little can be said for his own residency. A black house with a dead lawn and accompanied by an army of minions Gru is planning the heist of the century…stealing the moon! While he plots his heist and revelling in all things wicked he encounters three little orphaned girls who see something in him no one else does, A potential Dad!
The world’s greatest enemy now faces his greatest challenge in the ultra cute form of Margo, Edith and Agnes.
Cast Voices: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russel Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, and Elsie Fisher
Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud
Although a slow start, once the movie gathers its pace its nothing short of hugely entertaining, and I don’t mean just for the kiddies!
It’s hoakey slapstick comedy, and it’s larger than life characters amongst an extremely wacky plot had me laughing so hard I was regretting drinking so much fizz. Steve Carell puts great energy into a character that blooms throughout the feature presentation, and as for the other characters:- a lot of cute, a lot of baddies and certainly a lot of fun.
While many will no doubt try to compare it to a Pixar mega-screening, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment deliver a pretty good computer-animated comedy that stands on its own two feet, especially being Universals first CGI production.
The rest of the cast bring some superb fun and charisma to their characters, Russell Brand as Dr Neferio being my favourite, an elderly hearing impaired assistant to Gru who is just knockout funny!
The younger generation will definitely enjoy this movie, no extreme violence or language to really get any parents worried, however I will warn you that adoption is played in a very negative light which may concern some parents of adopted children as well as adopted children themselves.
Overall, this presentation will warm a lot of hearts for every member of the family.
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