Despicable Me Movie Review: Overload Of Cuteness
Between guys that fly with capes with their underwear outside to British secret agents that drink martini’s shaken not stirred to Chuck Norris, being a super villain isn’t as glam as it would seem. The problem is the media.
We always think super villains live under active volcanoes, or have a secret base on the moon. All they do all day is pet their cat and say cliche lines like “No Mr Bond I expect you to die!” or “and I would have gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for you pesky kids”.
Watching Despicable Me however has finally opened my eyes to what a true super villain is like. The super villain in question lives in a normal suburban neighborhood, he has financial problems and family issues.
Despicable Me takes an interesting look at the life of Gru – the 2nd best super villain in the world. As if being a super villain wasn’t tough enough he now needs to compete with a rookie super villain called Vector who is better at being super villainish than he is.
The plot thickens when Gru adopts three orphans as pawns to help him in one of his sinister plots. As you can guess he starts to get attached to them and that’s when all those warm cuddly feelings you get from watching movies like this start to creep in.
This movie has an A list voice cast as Steve Carell is Gru, Jason Segel is Vector, Russell Brand is Dr. Nefario and Julie Andrews is Gru’s mother to name a few. Despicable Me is directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud and Co-Directed by Sergio Pablos.
Now Despicable Me was very funny at some parts however I think I might be a little too old and cynical to fully appreciate a film like this. If I thought Toy Story 3 was cute overload I basically OD’d on cuteness and started foaming at the mouth and spasming on the floor by the end of the movie.
Maybe I am a heartless robot but this movie had too much cuteness. The thing is I like cute. Being Asian I can’t help it. I always choose the cute girl over the sexy one. It might be because I can’t get the sexy one but I’d like to think it’s just that I appreciate the cute one.
However there are two kinds of cute girls. The ones that are cute naturally and the ones that are trying too hard to be cute. This movie is like the latter.
I would watch it with a child or someone childlike on a day you need some cuteness in your life. Watch out for convulsions though because it’s hard to tell when the cute toxicity gets to dangerous levels.
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