Despicable Me is a compelling animated comedy about an aging supervillain's falling popularity at the hands of a younger supervillain and three young orphan girls. Gru is a true, bad-to-the-core evildoer who's earned the title of the world's No. 1 supervillain. But when young upstart Vector steals the Pyramid of Giza, Gru's status suddenly sinks to No. 2. Gru counters his fall by speeding up his plan to shrink and steal the moon, enlisting the help of his army of minions and the elderly Dr. Nefario, but a lack of funding and the difficulties involved in stealing the... needed shrink-ray gun threaten to derail everything. Adopting three young orphan girls is an unlikely, but seemingly effective means to further Gru's evil mission, but Gru quickly discovers that caring for three young girls is more work, and distraction, than he could ever have anticipated. What unfolds is an unexpected shift in attitude that will forever change the lives of Gru, Vector, and all three young girls. A visually appealing film produced by Chris Meledandri (Ice Age, Ice Age 2: The Meltdown, and Horton Hears a Who), Despicable Me is full of weirdly shaped characters and settings that are somehow a perfect fit for Sergio Pablos's story. What's especially refreshing is that in this film, 3-D effects are used skillfully and effectively: even when the effects are exploited for comic reasons, they don't become a distraction, as is all too common in many recent movies. The film is full of corny banter and silly antics that inspire plenty of spontaneous laughter, and the minions, while not the best-developed characters, sure are comical. Ultimately, there's also a wholesome message about following one's heart. Steve Carell is the perfect villain-gone-soft in his role as Gru, Jason Segal is quite funny as Vector, and Julie Andrews makes a surprising appearance as Gru's very un-motherly mom. The story isn't new, the humour is relatively juvenile and somewhat forgettable, and it's no Toy Story 3, but Despicable Me celebrates silliness in a way that's satisfying and highly entertaining. (Ages 6 and older) --Tami Horiuchi [show more]
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Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play 4x SHARPER THAN HD Gru his adorable girls and the mischievous Minions are back with a cast of unforgettable new characters in the blockbuster sequel to the worldwide phenomenon Just as Gru has given up being super-bad to be a super-dad the Anti-Villain League recruits him to track down a new criminal mastermind and save the world Partnered with secret agent Lucy Wilde Gru along with the wildly unpredictable Minions must figure out how to keep his cover while also keeping up with his duties as a father Assemble the Minions for laugh-outloud comedy in “one of the funniest most enjoyable movies ever!” (MovieGuide ) DISC ONE 4K ULTRA HD MOVIE 3 MINI-MOVIES FOR THE ULTIMATE MOVIE WATCHING EXPERIENCE THIS DISC FEATURES • 4X sharper picture than HD • HDR (HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE) for brilliant brights and deepest darks • IMMERSIVE AUDIO for a multi-dimensional sound experience DISC TWO BLU-RAY MOVIE BONUS FEATURES • 3 MINI-MOVIES • MAKING OF THE MINI-MOVIES • DELETED SCENE • THE MINIONS • EVIL MINIONS • A GRU-SOME TRANSFORMATION • EL HOMBRE MALO THE VILLANY OF EL MACHO
Arch-criminal Gru (voice of Steve Carell) and his Minions return in this Academy Award-nominated, computer-animated comedy sequel. Now living a life of domestic bliss in suburbia with adopted daughters Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Agnes (Elsie Fisher) and Edith (Dana Gaier), Gru's world is turned upside down when he finds himself abducted by agent Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig) of the Anti-Villain League on the orders of boss Silas Ramsbottom (Steve Coogan). All is not what it seems, however, for with the world threatened by the new and dastardly supervillain known as Eduardo (Benjamin Bratt), it falls to the unique talents of Gru and his Minions to step up to the plate and finally save the day. The film received Oscar nominations for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.