Despicable Me (2010)

Despicable Me (2010) Poster
Super Bad. Super Dad.

Comments on Movie: Despicable Me (2010)
"Not only it is a wonderfully rendered cartoon, but it's a wonderfully told story, a just-for-fun tale chockablock with pratfalls and silliness." - Mike Scott, NOLA.

"Kids will dig it, adults will smile with amusement, and no one will be any different afterward than they were walking into the theater." - Christy Lemire, Huffington Post.

"The film's comedy lies in a clash of opposites: a supervillain who loves to mess with everyone while committing high-profile crimes versus three little orphan girls whose wills are every bit as strong as his." - Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter.

"Despicable Me appeals both to our innocence and our glee over cartoon anarchy." - Tom Keogh, The Seattle Times.

"You will be surprised to find out that this notorious film is not that bad after all. The cast of characters are all equally, unusually adorable and silly funny. They are all so adorable that I am going to die!" - Rosalyn Lim.

Genre/Tags 
Comedy Crime Family 3D Animation Animated Feature Rosalyn's Favorite

Despicable Me (2010) Trailer


Despicable Me (2010) at a glance
Despicable Me (2010) is the first animated feature film produced by Illumination Entertainment. It is directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud. This film has won Favorite Animated Movie by Kids Choice Awards and Best Animated Females by Women Film Critics Circle. Worldwide, this film has grossed over USD 540million.

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Despicable Me (2010) Synopsis
In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru (Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) in Universal's 3D CGI feature, Despicable Me (2010).

Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. One of the world's greatest super-villains has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.

Movie Review: Despicable Me (2010)
Minions... lots of them!

The first time I watch this film was when it was released on an American paid TV over a year ago. I missed it on theatres because that year wasn't really a good year for me but guess what? I liked it instantaneously, literally glued to the LED TV and I knew I had to watch the next one on theatres! (Which I did and posted a film entry for it already)

Gru's mother and the girls.

If you watch this, you will be surprised to find out that this notorious film is not that bad after all. The cast of characters are all equally, unusually adorable and silly funny. Due to that, I was torn between choosing Gru, Gru's mother Marlena and Agnes as my favorite character for this film earlier but who is my favorite character? You'll find it out later if you keep reading this post (or scroll down) but seriously, most of the characters in this film, they are all so adorable that I am going to die! 

Agnes, Kyle and Edith.

Yes, that is a reference to Agnes. If you are totally clueless; 
watch this - It's so Fluffy. *Cuteness alert!*


Movie Ratings
Will write a page regarding this and add this to all animated feature entries in the future.

Who will like this?
Most children (and people who love children) would definitely like this. Other than being a comedy film, it is also heartwarming towards the end so people from all walks of life may find themselves liking this film too.

Gru using the freeze ray.

Also, if you like gadgets and technologies, and are into comical ones, this film is really for you. The film's many creative creations such as shrink ray, freeze ray, anti-gravity potion, fart gun, piranha gun and squid  gun (or was it octo?) will definitely make your face go like this.

Amazed Face Meme.

PS. Some people commented or reviewed that this is a forgettable film but if it is really that bad, explain the Minion Madness, the success of its franchise and its box office! Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but how can all the cuteness and silliness that happened in the film being unmemorable? x.x Not to mention again but they certainly do have plenty of distinct characters of all shapes and DNA(s) such as Dr. Nefario, Vector, Mr. Perkins, Mrs. Hattie, the Gru's family pet Kyle, tourists, mothers, children and tons of minions.

Details of the movie
Director: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Producer: Christopher Meledandri, John Cohen, Janet Healy
Story: Sergio Pablos
Screenplay: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
Cinematography: Not Sure.
Music: Pharrell Williams, Heitor Pereira
Studio: Illumination Entertainment
Starring: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher, Russell Brand
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: Comedy Crime Family
Running time: 95 mins
Budget: USD 69,000,000 est.
Box office: USD $543,113,985 est.

Official website
http://despicableme.com/

Related
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Minions (2015)
Despicable Me 3 (2017)
Illumination Entertainment
Rosalyn's Animated Movie Marathon

Despicable Me (2010) Behind the Scenes



Favorite Movie Character
Felonious Gru

Gru is the short for gruesome, said Steve Carell in the video above. He is my favorite character for this film after several considerations. I can't deny that Agnes is my bias but man, he rushed himself to watch his girls' recital after his evil plan succeeded, wore a pink space suit, have an accent, can dance, made beds out of bombs, started to read bedtime stories and kiss the girls good night after some time and even wrote a cute children book with a unicorn in it! Gru is really the man; he was a meanie before but he has since changed from a supervillian into a loving father of three lovely girls! (People around Gru are just so lovely, lucky him!)

Gru and mothers.

Ending this post soon and sorry if I spoil the story, I just have to mention that Gru is quite badass. He has many super loyal minions which are all probably unpaid for, adopted three orphans in one day, punched a Great White shark, survived missile attacks, stole a moon and also returning it to its original place in space which are really cool and no one can ever do all that in real life.

Despicable Me (2010) Movie Quotes
Three Sleepy Kittens: Three little kittens love to play.
They had fun in the sun all day.
Then their mother came out and said,
"Time for kittens to go to bed".
Three little kittens started to bawl,
"Mommy, we're not tired at all".
Their mother smiled and said with a purr,
"Fine, but at least you should brush your fur".
Three little kittens with fur all brushed said,
"We can't sleep, we feel too rushed".
Their mother replied with a voice like silk,
"Fine, but at least you should drink your milk".
Three little kittens with milk all gone,
Rubbed their eyes and started to yawn,
"We can't sleep, can't even try".
Then their mother sang a lullaby.
"Goodnight, kittens, close your eyes,
Sleep in peace until you rise.
Though while you sleep we are apart,
Your mommy loves you with all her heart".

One Big Unicorn: One big unicorn, strong and free,
Thought he was happy as he could be,
Then three little kittens came around,
And turned his whole life upside-down.
They made him laugh.
They made him cry.
He never should have said good-bye.
And now he knows he could never part
From those three little kittens that changed his heart.

  1. Outrage in Egypt tonight as it was discovered that the Great Pyramid of Giza had been stolen and replaced by a giant inflatable replica.
  2. There is panic throughout the globe as countries and citizen try to protect their beloved landmarks.
  3. Go away. I'm not home.
  4. Goodbye, recorded message!
  5. I know what you must be feeling. I too have experienced great disappointment. But in my eyes, you will always be one of the greats.
  6. Minions assemble!
  7. Next, we are going to steal *pause for the effect* the moon!
  8. And once the moon is mine, the world will give me whatever I want to get it back!
  9. And I will be the greatest villain of all time.
  10. Anybody come to adopt us while we were out?
  11. I just wanted to congratulate you on stealing the pyramid. That was you, wasn't it? Or was it a villain who's actually successful?
  12. Bank of Evil.
  13. Mom, someday I'm going to go to the moon!
  14. I'm afraid you're too late, son. NASA isn't sending the monkeys anymore.
  15. It's a mathematical term. A quantity represented by an arrow with both direction and magnitude!
  16. Vector. That's me. Cause I'm committing crimes with both direction and magnitude. Oh yeah!
  17. You don't have it? And yet you have the audacity to ask the bank for money.
  18. Look, Gru, the point is there are a lot of new villains out there. Younger than you. Hungrier than you. Younger than you.
  19. Ha! Now maybe you'll think twice before you freeze someone's head!
  20. Come on, we're selling cookies so, you know, we can have a better future!
  21. Um, do you have coconutties?
  22. And I see that you have been given the medal of honor...and a knighthood.
  23. It's like my heart is a tooth, and it's got a cavity that can only be filled with children.
  24. You have a face como un burro.
  25. I bet their house is made of gummy bears!
  26. Aww. My caterpillar never turned into a butterfly.
  27. How do you remove them? Is there a command?
  28. No, that was someone else.
  29. Can I hold your hand?
  30. These are not treats. These are guests.
  31. As you can see, I have provided everything a child might need.
  32. Rule number one: you will not touch anything.
  33. Rule number two: you will not bother me while I'm working.
  34. Rule number three: you will not cry or whine or laugh or giggle or sneeze or burp or fart. So no, no, no annoying sounds. Alright?
  35. Can I drink this?
  36. Do you want to explode?
  37. Will you play with us?
  38. My unicorn! You have to fix it!
  39. Fix it! Look, it has been disintegrated! By definition, it cannot be fixed.
  40. This is very important! You have to get the little girl a new unicorn toy!
  41. Okay, bedtime! But not you two!
  42. Are these beds made out of bombs?
  43. But we can't go to sleep without a bedtime story.
  44. So goo night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite. Because there are literally thousands of them. Oh, and there's probably something in your closet.
  45. It's beautiful.
  46. Of course, of course. I have pins and needles that I'm sitting on.
  47. Oh yes, my pinkie promises.
  48. Why are you wearing your pyjamas? 
  49. Stuff. Super cool stuff you wouldn't understand.
  50. Like sleeping?
  51. Life is full of disappointments. For some people.
  52. Super Silly Fun Land! 
  53. We'll never ask for anything else ever again! Please???
  54. Light bulb.
  55. Goodbye have fun.
  56. Oh my gosh look at that fluffy unicorn!
  57. He's so fluffy I'm gonna die!!
  58. Just one more! I accidentally closed my eyes!
  59. It's so fluffy!
  60. Let's go destroy another game!
  61. I fly to the moon. I shrink the moon. I grab the moon. I sit on the toilet. 
  62. I'll stuff you all in the crust!
  63. I love everything about your plan. Except for one thing, you.
  64. Look mom! I made a prototype of the rocket out of macaroni!
  65. We will build our own rocket! Using this and whatever else we can find! Grab everything! Hit the junkyards! Take apart the cars! Who needs the bank!?
  66. Mom? Not cool.
  67. He looks like a girl.
  68. Yes he does. An ugly girl.
  69. Mine's shaped like a dead guy!
  70. I am not Victor anymore. Victor was my nerd name. Now I am Vector.
  71. The physical appearance of the please makes no difference. It is still no. So, go to sleep.
  72. Without a bedtime story we'll just keep getting up and bugging you all night long.
  73. Puppets. You use them when you tell the story.
  74. Time for kittens to go to bed.
  75. Wow, this is garbage. You actually like this?
  76. Now you brush the fur.
  77. Now make them drink the milk.
  78. I don't like this book. This is going on forever.
  79. No! No! No! There will be no kissing or hugging!
  80. It's everything we've dreamed of!
  81. Your chance to make history, become "The Man Who Stole the Moon!".
  82. If you don't do something about it, I will.
  83. Don't let her take us, Mr. Gru! Tell her that you want to keep us!
  84. I did it for your own good. Come on, let's go get that moon.
  85. I am the greatest criminal mind of the century! I don't go to little girls' dance recitals!
  86. No, we can't start yet! We're still expecting someone!
  87. Can we just wait a few more minutes?
  88. Listen close you little punk. You have no idea who you are dealing with. When I get in there, you are in for a world of pain!
  89. What? He punched my shark!
  90. The larger the mass of an object, the quicker the effects of the shrink ray wear off! I call it the Nefario principle. I just came up with it now, actually.
  91. Don't worry! I will catch you!
  92. Margo, I will catch you and I will never let you go again.
  93. This time good triumphs and the moon has been returned to its rightful place in the sky. But once again law enforcement is baffled! Leaving everyone to wonder: who is this mysterious hero? And what will he do next?
  94. Three Sleepy Kittens!
  95. Oh no, sorry that book was accidentally destroyed maliciously. Tonight we are going to read a new book.
  96. This one is called One Big Unicorn. By ... who wrote this.. oh me! I wrote it! 
  97. This is going to be the best book ever!
  98. Not to pat myself on the back, but yes it probably will be.
  99. What are you talking about? These are kittens! Any relation to persons living or dead is completely coincidental.
  100. Oh, I'm so proud of you, son. You've turned out to be a great parent, just like me. Maybe even better.

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