It’s very important to embrace your inner child because it allows you to enjoy life as much as possible and get into your imagination – or else you’re pretty much a zombie that takes life way too seriously. There haven’t been a lot of kids’ movies that have had me excited to go to the movies willingly without bringing a child, but Despicable Me is a movie that I found more adults were excited about over the kids watching it. With the amount of kids movies that are really coming out and looking all the same and uninteresting (at least in my eyes), Despicable Me brings a flavour that appeals to everyone in more ways than one. The first movie was great, and being that sequels are often weaker, how would this movie add up? I didn’t have much of an expectation, but I still didn’t hope for it to be bad.
It’s been a while since Gru formally adopted the girls, and having turned a new leaf in his personality, he’s found himself trying to go legit with his life and to not be perceived as a villain. It’s something that a lot of people can relate to in their lives, because when we’ve turned over a new leaf, it’s supposed to stay turned instead if revisiting that situation – in Gru’s case, he found himself as a decoy in trying to foil a mystery villain’s plot against world domination, which is easy enough. Kristen Wiig has experience with her vocals on How to Train Your Dragon, and since she can bring humour with her past portrayals, it was a good addition for the cast. What I liked about this movie is that there was a bit of everything when it comes to a fun movie for the family (and if you know your pop culture, you’ll definitely enjoy a particular music number towards the end).
This is a movie for all to enjoy, but the emphasis on the movie focuses on Gru’s development on moving away from being a villain, and that trying to juggle a new path and revisiting the past isn’t something that can easily be done, unless you have the right support system around you (which he has). Despite having to suffer through a fire alarm in the movie theatre, I still enjoyed this movie through and through. Take a child, or go with some friends – you’ll get the same satisfaction, regardless, but for now, this is my opinion, this is my review
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