Mood: Enjoying The Show
Listening to: HGTV commercials
Watching: this emote eat his popcorn
Eating: STOP TAUNTING MY HUNGER! D:
First I would like to say that this was a GREAT movie!
After watching the animated film Despicable me I was completely flabbergasted. This particular animated movie directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, had to be one of the most enjoyable animated movies that I have watched.
Being that I do give non-Disney cartoon films a hard time this had a certain light that made me love the after the beginning 20 minutes, which were agonizingly boring. When we actually get to Gru and his daily life the boredom still continues to have a weariness that leaves one seeing both scenes which are cliche and quite droll for a movie about the villain(who ironically was the protagonist)However, despite these setbacks it was beautifully written and I believe that is what brought me in. Before I had watched the movie I had heard that it was simply amazing but being given the fact that I was biased to believe that Disney was the better animation company I never had given it a chance.
It was later that I began to see these small yellow creatures called Minions and their extreme popularity. Soon little by little without finding out I had found out that I was slowly giving in and needed to see what it was that all this hype was about. After my Chemistry teacher had began to play it for his class I began to see why it was that people had liked this film. It was staggeringly great!
Despite the first third of an hour which you have no plot or protagonist to root for and support. But that all begins to change once he has a meeting with his minions.
The minions are so incredibly silly that it could be the only thing that leaves this story well made. Because of the excess of these characters the directors, producers, story writers, etc. have the opportunity to do whatever they want with them. It is shown that several are used as test subjects and the audience is perfectly fine with it because of the slapstick humor and you know that if you lose one minion there are another million hiding in the basement. Whoever did get to be in charge of storyboard and animation for these characters must have had a blast because of their randomness and silly personalities.
Now the story was heartfelt and very dear to me. There was an abundant amount of comedy and emotion within this actual film. I believed that this was good in terms that I believe the principal that "for every laugh there should be a tear." it was before I saw that Character of Miranda Cosgrove that I was in love with the story. To be honest I do like her series on Nickelodeon but that character of hers, "Margo" is one that I extremely despise. Of course I saw that her character was necessary for the actual plot and balance of the two other sisters I saw her as a nuisance! Apart from the fact that she kept being a Debbie Downer to her sisters she tried to have good fun at the same time. She was a character that could have been better depicted and better rounded. Of course the story does not focus on her much but nonetheless if you are going to have a pessimistic little girl always dispirit her younger sisters of hope and happiness at least depict why she would feel that way even though it is plain obvious. Show a small back story to help the audience better understand that character.
In response to the actual film as a whole I say that it was well made and served nicely to the point that I enjoyed it. But to better understand me without actually spoiling the movie I say that you go and watch it for yourself. It is such a fabulous movie in terms of comedy and that rich story.