I’m not a fan of the American The Office, I think I might be a fan of the British The Office – I’ve seen some small clips of Extras, which I really liked, and since it’s still Ricky Gervais, then I guess I might like that one as well. As much as I’m interested in these British TV series, I haven’t bothered to get more involved. And if you haven’t noticed, this is more of a movie blog, so let’s not get sidetracked. So, I mentioned The Office, because Steve Carell is in The Office and I wanted to mention that I don’t watch that, because I never got into it really. And I haven’t seen The 40 Year Old Virgin or any of his other movies either (ok, I have seen Bruce Almighty). But I did see Despicable Me and really really liked it.
Another (so called) actor in Despicable Me, that didn’t ruin the experience for me was Russell Brand. Can’t say anything bad about him regarding this film, and if Katy Perry likes him, he can’t be all bad.
Maybe also worth mentioning that Julie Andrews plays a part in this movie too.
As far as animated 3D movies go, this is somewhere at the top of my list. While not quite as good as Pixar’s Up, Despicable Me was genuinely funny, and heartwarming as any of these type of films that use every trick in the book get some tears flowing. But in this case I’d say they didn’t overdo it quite like Toy story 3.
Nothing unexpected here, but throroughly enjoyable.