Movie Review: Despicable Me 3D

By Drum Digital
21 September 2010

Rating 3/5

Animated comedy. Voices: STEVE CARELL, JASON SEGEL and JULIE ANDREWS.

Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud. PG.

Opens 1 October.

What’s it about?

A sly trickster brags that he can steal anything, from a pyramid to the moon! Then three witty girls arrive in his life...

Who will enjoy it?

Film fans who need something different from the usual cute, safe, fun, animated fare. This comedy isn’t sentimental and explores themes seldom touched upon in this type of film. It boasts witty one-liners, beautiful art direction and an audacious main character called Gru – a cool baddie with the best so-ugly-it’s-beautiful face since The Hunchback of Notre Dame. And then there are the millions of “minions”–weird, jumping creatures with eyes that look right through you and who are so naughty they make Little Johnny look like an angel. But it’s actually about family happiness and the story is told in a unique way.

Wait for DVD?

Go see it in a theatre if you want the 3D experience, but it’s just as enjoyable in two dimensions. You can even buy the DVD – kids will no doubt want to see it again and again and despite the “M” rating there’s nothing too upsetting. It says positive things about what it means to be a good dad, even if you don’t have a good rapport with kids.

Similar films

Monster House, Coraline, 9.

Popcorn fact

Gru is named after a Russian intelligence agency.

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