Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Despicable Me

So far, two of the best films released this summer have been computer animated movies in the 3D format. Despicable Me is an example of fine summer fare, a film with a story to tell, a sense of humor, and a wild imagination, not to mention that it successfully utilizes its 3D (something Toy Story 3 did not do). It tells the story of Gru, voiced by Steve Carell and resembling The Penguin, the world's most evil mastermind. In a seemingly normal suburb, Gru labors below his home with his minions, developing plans to carry out his sinister plans. When the pyramids are stolen by a rival, Gru devises the ultimate plan: steal the moon and therefore steal the headlines away from his nemesis. However, three little orphans from the neighborhood stand in his way. Despicable Me is a great time at the movies and one of the few occasions where it is worth paying the surcharge for 3D. In a summer of despicable films, here is one worth checking out.