I’m a kid at heart. I love watching movies like ‘Happy Feet’ and ‘Madagascar’, giggling at stupid jokes and squeeing over the cuteness that are the characters in those movies.
So when I saw a trailer for Despicable Me, I KNEW I had to see it. There was no doubt in my mind.
1) There were the MINIONS.
2) A little girl going “It’s so FLUFFY. I’m gonna DIE”
Obviously I squealed with joy everytime I saw the trailers and really hoped that the movie would NOT disappoint.
Tuesday night, the Boy and I headed over to Chinatown for a 9:30 showing. After we grabbed our dinner (the new Angus Mini-hotdogs. YUMMY), we took our seats and the one of us immediately had to go to the bathroom. *cough*
Enjoying movies like this, I of course also love the previews.
During the previews, there was also an announcement to download the Best Buy Movie App for a special treat during the credits after the movie. The Boy immediately made me download it.
*glare in the dark*
When you download the app, it tells you to turn your phone on silence, and that it will notify you via vibration when it’s time to use the app and then DIMS THE SCREEN. *win*
So the movie began, and I was immediately in love. The 3-D wasn’t overly in your face, the graphics were awesome and the characters were really well developed.
The minions were the cutest!
It was decided immediately that I am, without a doubt, Agnes. (IT’S SO FLUFFY) and the Boy is a mix between Gru and the Minions. (If you’ve met him, you’ll understand).
While funny and cute, the movie had a heart-warming side to it that wasn’t in your face. “LOOK! A MORAL LESSON! RUB RUB RUB”.
It was tastefully done and they definitely paid attention to the details (minions’ actions in the background, etc).
In the end, I knew that this was a movie I would immediately purchase when it comes out on DVD.
When the credits started rolling, my phone vibrated to let me know that the Minions would come on-screen. I will not ruin the special surprise but what the app does is translate what the Minions are saying on your phone screen! It was worth the download and I’m told that when the movie comes out on DVD, the app will translate throughout the entire movie as opposed to just the credits. As a movie-watcher picky about distractions, I found this to be tastefully done and the dimming of my phone screen was what won me over for this app. I’m looking forward to how they use this in future productions.
After the movie, the Boy and I headed home. While I was crossing the street and talking about the movie, this following scene happened:
The Boy: Watch out for the car. It’ll hurt more than running into a pole.
Me: That’s why I have a hat on! To protect my head!
When we got home, I immediately went on-line to look for Minion toys and movie posters. While surfing the posters, I came across one with the Minions that made me squeal because I thought it was in the Minion language.
Me: “It’s in the Minion language!”
The Boy: “Get it!”
Me: “Oh wait, no, that’s Russian.”
Since we saw the movie, we’ve continually laughed about it at random moments. One of those moments led to us having a discussion about what would happen if we could adopt one.
Me: I want a Minion!
The Boy: Find out where we can get one and I will get you one.
Me: But one wouldn’t be as entertaining.
The Boy: Fine, we’ll get two but I have to be able to take one to work a couple of days a week.
Me: But then I’ll only have one left at home. *pout*
The Boy: Alright, we’ll get three.
The Boy: But that’ll be harder to manage. If we have 2, we can watch both of them and know where they are. It’s that third one we have to worry about…you know, the one that the other two will make fun of and shun. That’s the one that’ll disappear and decide to get ‘creative’ and then boom. There goes the kitchen.
The gem of all things Minion came the other night:
The Boy: You know, the Minions are the sperm of short bus riders.
This is why I love this man.
If you haven’t seen Despicable Me yet, I HIGHLY recommend it!
What are your favorite CGI/animation movies?