Despicable Me Movie Review
In a happy suburban neighbourhood surrounded by white picket fences and flowering rose bushes sits a black house with a dead lawn. No one - not even the neighbors - knows that this home is a secret hideout and that its inhabitant, Gru (played by 40 Year Old Virgin's Steve Carell), is the world's No.2 Villain. Check out Kidzworld's review of the brand-new, pee-your-pants-funny new movie, Despicable Me, in theaters July 9!
So what does the No. 2 Villain in the world do with all his time? Well, in Gru's case, he plots and plans and schemes. Of course, not even the No. 2 Villain in the world can do it all on his own, so Gru has the help of his large army of minions (cute yellow creatures who just happen to look liked a bunch of shelled peanuts) and various wonky gadgets (Freeze-Ray Gun, anyone?).
It Ain't Easy Being 2nd Best
As the No. 2 Villain in the world, Gru is painfully aware of the fact that another villain out there has overshadowed him (for example, by stealing an Egyptian pyramid). Angry and ashamed, Gru vows to steal the moon. That's right, the moon. All he needs is a Shrink-Ray Gun. Now, you'd think getting this weapon would be a piece of cake for a super villain, but, oops, just as Gru steals it, someone else steals it away from him. This someone turns out to be his arch-nemesis, the No. 1 Super Villain, Vector (played by Jason Segel). Super villains can have bad days, too, apparently, and Gru is having a doozy. To top it all off, Gru's unsupportive, sarcastic mom doesn't make things any easier, either.
And there's another snag put in Gru's plans when he meets some cute orphan girls (one of them - Margo - is played by iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove) who really, really, really want him to become their dad (at first, Gru thinks they'll somehow help him foil Vector. But when Margo, Agnes (Elsie Fisher) and Edith (Dana Gaier) start demanding that Gru take them to ballet class, ride a roller coaster and read them bedtime stories, he quickly discovers that may not be the case). Now, you'd think stealing the moon would be hard. But dealing with a bunch of screaming, gigling, bratty girls? That's the biggest challenge Gru has ever had to face in his career as the world's greatest villain (or rather, the worlds second-greatest villain) - ever.
Super Villains: They're Just Like Us!
The funny thing about this movie is the glimpse you get into the REAL life of a super villain - and trust us, it's not all glitz and glamor like in the movies. Nope, as it turns out, they get annoyed by lines for coffee, they go to dance recitals, they win stuffed animals at the Games Games Games Games arcade for their kids. Oh yeah, and did we mention they want to steal the moon?
Video: Despicable Me Trailer