One of the films that the kids got for Christmas this year was the 2010 Universal Pictures summer hit Despicable Me. The animated film stars Steve Carrell as Gru, a super-villain who adopts three orphaned girls as part of his evil plan to steal the moon. Jason Segel voices Vector, Gru’s nemesis and villainous competition. Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, and Jack McBrayer are also featured in the film. I’m not going to go into the major plot here, as it’s a kid’s movie, and I’d honestly like to get some sleep tonight. Let me summarize: Villain meets three cute little girls, they change him, and he becomes a hero of sorts. Boom, there’s your movie.
This is certainly a film that I’d recommend watching on blu-ray. It’s a gorgeous 1080p film. The colors are bright and pop off the screen, the art direction is interesting, and the animation is top notch. The film looks fantastic from beginning to end. While the film only boasts DTS-HD 5.1 MA audio, it sounds great. Booming bass, and lots of activity in the surround speakers. Pharrell Williams’ music is distinctive and catchy.