Despicable Me

Title: Despicable Me
Year: 2010
Length: 95 minutes
Directors: Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud
Writers: Ken Daurio & Cinco Paul, story by Sergio Pablos
Starring: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher
Music: Heitor Pereira (score), Pharrell Williams (songs), and non-original music

My reaction
Synopsis: an evil mastermind adopts three little girls as part of his villainous scheme
How I saw it: in the theater, yesterday
Concept: Good.
Story: Indifferent. Predictable, but it could have been a lot worse.
Characters: Indifferent.
Dialog: Indifferent.
Pacing: Good.
Cinematography: Indifferent.
Special effects/design: Indifferent.
Acting: Good. A handful of shots of weirdly intense expressions on the “minions” are enough to make up for the mediocre voice acting.
Music: Good.
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay). Disposable entertainment. It’s very funny, pretty much guaranteed to get some hysterical laughter at some point. It’s otherwise unremarkable and forgettable.
Objective Rating: 2.4/4 (Okay).


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