Review; Despicable Me

26th September 2010 4 Comments

Last week I mentioned Fifi’s first trip to the cinema. She was lucky at it was to see a special screening of Despicable Me at the Vue cinema in Leicester Square!

Despicable Me is out on October 15th and stars Steve Carell, Russell Brand, Jason Segel, Julie Andrews. We saw it in 3D, its the first film I have seen in 3D since the 1980’s and OMG it was amazing. The characters really do come out of the screen, I think I had that slack jawed look that you see in adverts for people ‘enjoying the 3D experience’. Suffice to say the 3D glasses stayed on Fifi for about 5 minutes of hysterical giggling and posing before she gave up on them. You could watch the film without the glasses so I wasn’t too worried.

The film follows Gru who is despicable and his journey to steal the moon, on the way he comes across three orphaned girls who he (predictably) ends up adopting. Its one of those heart-warming stories that isn’t too saccharine and sweet. I have to admit, i loved it. I cant wait to see it again, the story was great, it worked well in 3D, the music was catchy and it made a change from the usual kids films we watch. I also liked the style of the animation which made it very easy on the eye. The little yellow Minions were suitably cute and I am sure will spawn millions of merchandising spin offs.

The film provides a roller coaster of emotions for children, mine were scared, laughing and concerned at various points. Toddler boy was really frightened by the dog and the despicable Gru’s nose for some reason. Fifi just loved everything about the film and really got involved with it. I’m not sure if that would be a good thing at a normal cinema screening, but it was fine on this occasion.

We loved Despicable Me and I’m sure you will too.

Claire Walsh

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  • Edie Mindell 26th September 2010 at 11:17 am

    Great. Thanks for featuring this movie in your post. I'm sure to watch this one with my kids. I'm certain they will get to like it. Thanks again.:-)

  • BECKICKLES 26th September 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Ooooo exciting! I can&#39;t wait to see this. Although, I must admit, anything that involves good ol&#39;Russell has me won over within seconds.<br /><br />I think I&#39;ll take Kidder to see this. He sat through Toy Story 3 twice so I can&#39;t see this being any more difficult for him to watch?<br /><br />Becca x

  • 'circus' mum 27th September 2010 at 12:23 am

    This film seems like fun, thanks for the posting!<br />I will definitely try to take my little one to see this. Been building up the courage to take her to the cinema for some time and this may just be the one that introduces her to the magic that is cinema!!

  • Melissa 30th September 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Wonderful review! we are looking forward to watch the movie but we couldn&#39;t get a free time. The kids are getting despicable=)

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