Natasha Del Sorbo
HUM/150- Introduction to Film Studies
November 25, 2013
| Victor Armenta |
You are the Movie Critic
Despicable Me is a 2010 computer-animated comedy film where a criminal mastermind uses three orphan girls to plot a magnificent scheme but then finds their love is overwhelmingly changing him for the better. The meaning of the film was showing how people can change and how people aren’t made to do certain things. Gru’s (main character) mother kept trying to show him he wasn’t a good villain and at the end he finally realized he was a better father. He was made to be a villain in the movie and at the end he was showed how good of a guy he was. In my opinion this movie deserves five stars.
Despicable Me begins with the truth that villains are often more fascinating than heroes and creates a villain named Gru, who freeze-dries the people ahead of him in line at Starbucks and runs people over with his tank. He also has his little minions who do all the stealing of things, for example the miniature version of the Eiffel Tower, for him. Just as the villainy scale is looking promising, Gru is upstaged by his archrival Vector who steals the Great Pyramid. When he finds out that someone else has stolen the Great Pyramid he hatches a plan to use the Shrink Ray and steal no less than the moon itself, and explains it to the Minions with a plan to steal the Shrink Ray first and then use it to steal the moon. Gru tries to get a loan from the Bank of Evil and meets a young super-villain Vector. Bank president Mr. Perkins refuses to grant Gru the loan until he obtains the shrink ray necessary for the plan.
Gru and his minions steal the shrink ray from a top secret research facility in East Asia, but Vector steals it from him and shrinks his ship. Gru attempts to get the shrink ray back from Vector's lair, but all his attempts to enter the lair prove futile. After seeing three...