Despicable Me has to be the happy surprise of the summer. Animated feature has Steve Carrell as the voice of the villain, who ends up being not so villainous after all. And now we finally see what a “minion” is! This is definitely a family movie, kids will love the fun, and adults will appreciate the humor. Three little girls are delightful characters. See it in 3D if you can, and stay for the credits.
In a happy suburban neighbourhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbours, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru, planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) to prove to his Mum that he is better than the other super-villains, especially the new kid on the block, Vector. Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze guns 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.