I canâ€™t believe that Iâ€™m into animations again; possibly more into them as an adult then when I was younger, and stereotypically meant to enjoy them more.
I truly believe animated films are being made more for adults than children know so as to ensure that the parents taking their munchkins along arenâ€™t just going to glaze over and wish they could drop them off at the cinema and go shopping. Or drink wine. Something adult like that.
Since I was encouraged so nicely on Twitter to definitely include animation reviews; here goes. Despicable Me. I got this on blu-ray thanks to a lovely friend, and you know; I hadnâ€™t heard too much about it, so I really went in blind. I hadnâ€™t heard about box office figures or if the kids were ca-razy about it, so I went in with low expectations.
But you know, ornery Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) was a delight! Gru doesnâ€™t wait for any one, and likes his villain cred, and wants his reputation to hold up more. He takes pride in it! So when someone ELSE manages to get known for partaking in the greatest crime of the century, well that just wonâ€™t do.
Heâ€™s going to steal the moon.
Add in a super nerdy arch-rival Vector (voiced by Jason Segel) and his thousands of yellow minions doing everything he requests (way more useful and less scary than Oompa Loompas let me tell you) his disdain and disgust for children has to be put aside, as he takes in orphans; purely to be able to infiltrate fortress. Cue the family story. Of course, with an animation you have to expect a little bit of fromage, and a lot of sugary-sweetness; but this has such a nice balance to it. Gru experiences childlike wonder at doing good for someone other than himself, and his heart opens. (Yes, I just wrote that) With support voices such as Russell Brand, Kristin Wiig and Will Arnett; definitely a must-watch that I heartily recommend!