It’s Summer Vacation and time to catch up on some of the shows and movies we have been meaning to see. Life during the school year can be quite busy with both a college professor and a high school student in the house, so it is nice to settle in for an hour or more over dinner and enjoy a movie all together as a family.
We had a busy day today, so we wanted to kick back and relax a bit tonight. It was the first full day when we were ALL on vacation (although I did go and do a quick client call today). I had been wanting to see Despicable Me for a while, as my son had enjoyed it a lot when he saw it with his Nonna. Unfortunately, since he sees most movies with her, my wife and I miss seeing a lot of movies — hence only seeing this one 3 years after its release. (LAUGH)
I enjoyed the movie greatly. The animation was first rate and quite amazing. I lost myself in the story since the animation was so well done, cartoon-like, yes, but very realistic as well. It never intruded. The story is also top notch. There are some quite chuckles, a few outright belly laughs, but also quite touching. It held together well and came to a very satisfying end. Check it out if you haven’t seen it.
“A mysterious criminal mastermind has stolen one of the pyramids in Egypt, sparking a fit of jealous envy in evil genius Gru (Steve Carell), who hasn’t managed to make headlines since he and his minions swiped the Times Square JumboTron years back. Ever since Gru was a little boy, he dreamed of going to the moon. Now, if Gru can just build a rocket and get his hands on a powerful shrink-ray, he can cement his reputation as the greatest thief who ever lived by stealing the Earth’s satellite right out of the sky.:” – Fandango
Where to Watch Despicable Me:
- Rent Despicable Me on Amazon
- Rent Despicable Me on YouTube
- Buy Despicable Me on DVD
- Buy Despicable Me on Blu-Ray