Sunday, July 18, 2010


By D.E.Levine

Director: Pierre Coffin and Claude Renaud
Writer: Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul (screenplay); Sergio Pablos (story)
Cast: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher, Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, Jermaine Clement et al.
Producer: John Cohen, Janet Healy and Christopher Meledandri
Executive Producer: Nina Rappaport
Associate Producer: Robert Taylor
Consulting Producer: Marci Levine
Original Music: Heitor Pereira and Pharrell Williams
Running Time: 95 Minutes
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Genre: Family, Comedy

This is definitely a children's movie. Animated and in 3D, the film is the first from a new company called Illumination Entertainment.

is filled with jokes but they are aimed mainly at the younger crowd.

There's a super villain, Gru, who lives in an underground lair in suburbia. Gru has a plan that will make him the number one super villain in the world so he borrows money from evil banks to do his evil deeds.

Gru lives in a house where animals are turned into furniture. He has an evil dog and an evil sidekick and his plan is to shrink the moon and steal it.

Vector is Gru's nemesis, who has a sharper mind and is extremely competitive with Gru. Once Gru decides to shrink and steal the moon, Vector decides to do beat him to it.

Throughout the film we see Gru change as he adopts three children, softens toward them and comes to love them.

While not earthshaking, the movie is fun and Despicable Me 2 is planned for a 2013 release.