Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Movie Review: "Despicable Me"

A quaint and enchanting little tale of a "supervillain" who is intent of stealing the moon, but finds something else along the way. This film by Universal puts a spin on traditional children's movies by making the protagonist, a villain who isn't really a villain, you'll see as the film progresses why he does what he does.

"Despicable Me" is certainly Pixar-esque, and is better than 95% of the garbage that hits the big screen these days, but still isn't quite up to par with Pixar. While the story is highly engaging, with plenty of humor for adults and kids alike, there is that certain X-factor missing to move it up to the next level. Unlike "Ratatouille" and "Up", this isn't a film that will stay with you for a long time, although I may just be overreacting since I am still fresh off of "Inception". A perfect movie to take the kids to, or if you're just in the mood for some family fun or a heart-warming story.

Grade: B+

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