Movie: Despicable Me 3D

By admin
23 September 2010

What’s it about?

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

Who will enjoy it?

Film fans who need something different from the usual cute, safe animated fare.

This comedy, which isn’t sentimental, explores themes sel­dom touched on in this type of film.

Its strong points are the witty one-liners, beautiful art direction and the audacious main character, Gru, a cool baddie with the best so-ugly-it’s-beautiful face since The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Then there are the millions of Minions, weird jump­ing creatures with eyes that look right through you and so naughty they make Little Johnny look like an angel.

The movie is about family happiness and the story is told in a fun way.

Wait for DVD?

See it in a theatre if you want the 3D experience although it’s as enjoyable in 2D.

You can buy the DVD – the kids will no doubt want to see it again and again. Some scenes might be too intense for little ones so they must be accom­panied by parents but there’s nothing that would upset them too much.

This flick provides food for thought and has positive things to say about parenthood and 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 facts

*Gru is named after a Russian military intelligence agency.

*The language spoken by the Minions was created by the scriptwriters and each word has a specific meaning.

*Steve Carell has decided to leave the hit TV series The Office

Animated comedy.

Voices: Steve Carell, Jason Segel and Julie Andrews.

Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud.

PG.

Opens 1 October.

Rating: 3/5

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