Friday, November 26, 2010

Despicable Me (3-D)

Itse ilkimys / Dumma mej. US © 2010 Universal Studios. PC: Illumination Entertainment / Universal Animation Studios / Mac Guff (France). P: John Cohen, Janet Healy, Chris Meledandri. D: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud. SC: Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul - from a story by Sergio Pablos. AN: Mac Guff (Paris, France). M: Hans Zimmer, Heitor Pereira, Pharrell Williams. ED: Gregory Perler, Pam Ziegenhagen. Voice talent (adapted from the English Wikipedia): Steve Carell (Gru, the world's former number one supervillain), Jason Segel (Vector, the world's new #1 supervillain and egotistical nerd), Russell Brand (Dr. Nefario, Gru's elderly, hearing impaired scientist), Julie Andrews (Gru's mother who holds her son in low esteem), Will Arnett (Mr. Perkins, the president of the Bank of Evil), Kristen Wiig (Miss Hattie, the mistress of a local orphanage), Miranda Cosgrove (Margo, the oldest orphan), Dana Gaier (Edith, the middle orphan, tomboy, "sort of a trouble maker"), Elsie Fisher (Agnes, the youngest orphan, fond of unicorns). 96 min. A Finnkino release seen in the original-language version with Finnish / Swedish subtitles by Marko Hartama / Saliven Gustavson (there are also versions dubbed in Finnish and Swedish in distribution in Finland). Viewed as Xpand 3-D at Kinopalatsi 10, Helsinki, 26 Nov 2010. - A witty animation in the same wavelength as Brad Bird's The Incredibles and Tim Burton. The Incredibles spoofed superheroes, and Despicable Me does the same thing with vain supervillains. There is also a touch of Lex Luthor as interpreted by  Gene Hackman in Gru's character. Gru tries his best to be a villain, but the three orphan girls manage to melt his heart. While Gru is busy shrinking the Moon and taking it back to Earth in his pocket he also rushes to be on time for the girls' The Swan Lake ballet performance. - Many good laughs in this animation produced by Universal Studios and directed and animated by  Frenchmen. - The Xpand 3-D worked fine in the small cinema, and there was no problem with image brightness.

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