Despicable Me is a 2010 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment (in its debut film) and distributed by Universal Pictures. It is the first installment in the Despicable Me franchise. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud (in their directorial debuts) from a screenplay by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, the film stars the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Kristen Wiig, Will Arnett, and Julie Andrews.
The main character of the movie is Gru, a notorious criminal. Gru and his army of Minions specialize in stealing the famous symbols of the world. But Gru's bad reputation deteriorated when the young criminal Vector stole the pyramid of Egypt. Gru decides to do a one-of-a-kind mission for the world to admire: steal the moon.First of all, Gru must steal the gun capable of shrinking things. Despicable Me (2010) Vector stole the magic gun right in Gru's hand. All plans to take back Gru's gun were defeated by Vector. Finally, Gru came up with a way to use the orphanage's three children to infiltrate Vector's lair. However, the three children Margo, Edith, and Agnes have transformed Gru with their innocence and kindness. The theft of the moon is not only full of laughter but also has many touching details.
Pierre Coffin as Kevin, Tim, Bob, Mark, Phil, and Stuart
Steve Carell as Gru
Jason Segel as Vector
Russell Brand as Dr. Nefario
Although the conclusion is fitting, it’s too little too late (and too slow), leaving audiences with a generic plot, indistinguishable supporting roles (the three adopted girls as well as the minions), an insincere rival, and undeveloped possibilities. Imagine what might have happened in “Despicable Me” if it were pioneered by Pixar. And also realize that it would take a much more spectacular idea than this to compete with “Toy Story 3,” released two weeks earlier.