Despicable Me is a thrilling comedy animation movie jointly released in 2010 by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment. This is a debut film of Illumination Entertainment animated by Mac Guff. Written by Sergio Pablos and directed by Chris Renaud.
Despicable Me Storyline
Gru (Steve Carell) the supervillain masterminds a plot to steal the moon with his colleague Dr. Nefario and his army of Minions. But nothing in his imaginations and groundwork has prepared him for his greatest undoing: three adorable girls (Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher) from the orphanage who want him as their dad.
Filled with jealous after hearing that Vector another supervillain stole the Great Pyramid of Giza. He resolves to embark on a greater feat. With the assistance of his colleague Dr. Nefario and his army of Minions, he plans to buy the shrink and steal the Moon. Since it would be difficult to shrink and steal the moon, Gru solicits for loan from the Bank of Evil. Bank of Evil president Mr. Perkins is assuring him of the loan if he can first get the necessary shrink ray.
Gru and the Minions steal the shrink ray from a secret furrow, but Vector immediately steals it from Gru. Gru’s efforts to break into Vector’s fortress to recover the shrink ray was futile. He discovers and collaborates with three orphan girls (Margo, Edith, and Agnes) and steals back the shrinking ray.
Gru eventually shrinks and steals the Moon, and dashes back to Earth only to find out that Vector adopted the girls demanding the moon as a ransom. He then finally surrenders the Moon, but Vector defaults on the deal, jetting away with the girls and the Moon.
Gru devises another plan and succeeds in re-adopting the girls.
At last, he spends good times while the girls performed their traditional ballet recital for Gru and his cohorts.
Beneficial Facts About Despicable Me
Despicable Me is a thrilling movie. It takes you right to the end of the actions. Hence it has attracted the following:
This film has attracted positive reviews from different film critics, and earned over $543 million worldwide, against its budget of $69 million.
You can also enjoy this movie in books and video games. My Dad the Super Villain, The Junior Novel and The World’s Greatest Villain are books written in relation with Despicable Me.
More so, Despicable Me has a video game released on different platforms. You can play it on PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Wii. Minion Mayhem is a Nintendo version of the video game while Despicable Me: Minion Mania developed by Amino Games is very compatible with your iPhone and iPad. Android and iOS versions of this movie game produced by Gameloft is titled Despicable Me: Minion Rush.
Despicable Me is available on Blu-ray, DVD and Blu-ray 3D. More so, the movie is expected to be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray in June 2017.
Trends of Despicable Me
Despicable Me after its release in the United States opened at the No. 1 spot at the box office and raked in $56.3 million. This had it fall just behind Toy Story 3 and Shrek Forever After as the third biggest opening gross for an animated film in 2010. On August 5, 2010, the film crossed the $200 million mark, thus equaling the record set in 2007 by The Bourne Ultimatum as the first Universal film to reach the milestone.
Since its release in 2010, Despicable Me has bagged three awards to its credit. The first was the Truly Moving Picture Award category of Heartland Film Festival in 2010. The other was the Kids Choice Awards as the Favorite Animated Movie. And lastly, Women Film Critics Circle as the Best Animated Females. Among these, Despicable Me has been nominated for several award categories.
You are in for a blissful moment when you get this movie and the video games.