History YMMV / DespicableMe

14th Nov '17 8:41:29 AM Wingnut
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* CounterpartComparison: Unsurprisingly, the Minions have been compared to the [[VideoGame/RavingRabbids Rabbids.]] Both species are aggressive, mean-spirited, prone to {{Slapstick}}, [[SpeakingSimlish speak gibberish]], there are many of them with some of them being unique (like the ButtMonkey Professor from the Rabbids and Kevin from the Minions) and huge BaseBreakingCharacter status. The most distinct difference is that the Minions are a lot calmer, friendlier, and smarter. The Minions have also been compared to the VideoGame/{{Worms}} for similar reasons (and that they both love using weapons).

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Unsurprisingly, the Minions have been compared to the [[VideoGame/RavingRabbids Rabbids.]] Both species are aggressive, mean-spirited, prone to {{Slapstick}}, [[SpeakingSimlish speak gibberish]], there are many of them with some of them being unique (like the ButtMonkey Professor from the Rabbids and Kevin from the Minions) and huge BaseBreakingCharacter status. The most distinct difference is that the Minions are a lot calmer, friendlier, and smarter. The Minions have also been compared to the VideoGame/{{Worms}} for similar reasons (and that they both love using weapons).weapons).
** Margo, Edith, and Agnes have been compared to the WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls. You have the headstrong leader (Blossom/Margo), the troublemaker (Buttercup/Edith), and the sweetest one of all (Bubbles/Agnes).
12th Nov '17 6:31:27 PM Wingnut
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The revelation that [[spoiler: Vector is Mr. Perkins' son]] doesn't really amount to anything aside from [[spoiler: Vector finding out that Gru stole back the shrink ray]]. This is made even more jarring by the fact that [[spoiler: Perkins]] does not appear any later in the movie.

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The revelation that [[spoiler: Vector is Mr. Perkins' son]] doesn't really amount to anything aside from [[spoiler: Vector finding out that Gru stole back the shrink ray]]. This is made even more jarring by the fact that [[spoiler: Perkins]] does not appear any later in the movie.movie.
** Most "villain becomes a hero" stories have a hero to rise up against them. ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' had Fix-it Felix, and ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' had Metro Man. This movie doesn't appear to have any hero to rise up against Gru. Law enforcement is [[PoliceAreUseless mostly lacking]] in this universe, and the Anti-Villain League wasn't introduced until [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2 the sequel]], where Gru gives up villainy entirely.
4th Nov '17 10:08:22 PM huntdaddy
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Did Mr. Perkins [[spoiler: set Vector up to steal the moon instead to help his son remain the most successful villain, just to spite Gru, or to help cover the loss of money loaned to Gru, considering how he mentions how "lucrative" stealing the moon would be, not to mention him seeming legitimately unconvinced that Gru could pull off the heist?]]

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Did Mr. Perkins [[spoiler: set Vector up to steal the moon instead of Gru to help his son remain the most successful villain, just to spite Gru, or to help cover the loss of money loaned to Gru, considering how he mentions how "lucrative" stealing the moon would be, not to mention him seeming legitimately unconvinced that Gru could pull off the heist?]]
4th Nov '17 10:05:59 PM huntdaddy
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Did Mr. Perkins [[spoiler: set Vector up to steal the moon instead to help his son remain the most successful villain, just to spite Gru, or to help cover the loss of money loaned to Gru, considering how he mentions how "lucrative" stealing the moon would be, not to mention him seeming legitimately unconvinced that Gru could pull off the heist]]?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Did Mr. Perkins [[spoiler: set Vector up to steal the moon instead to help his son remain the most successful villain, just to spite Gru, or to help cover the loss of money loaned to Gru, considering how he mentions how "lucrative" stealing the moon would be, not to mention him seeming legitimately unconvinced that Gru could pull off the heist]]?heist?]]
4th Nov '17 10:05:28 PM huntdaddy
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Did Mr. Perkins [[spoiler: set Vector up to steal the moon instead to help his son remain the most successful villain, just to spite Gru, or to help cover the loss of money loaned to Gru, considering how he mentions how "lucrative" stealing the moon would be, not to mention him seeming legitimately unconvinced that Gru could pull off the heist.]]

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Did Mr. Perkins [[spoiler: set Vector up to steal the moon instead to help his son remain the most successful villain, just to spite Gru, or to help cover the loss of money loaned to Gru, considering how he mentions how "lucrative" stealing the moon would be, not to mention him seeming legitimately unconvinced that Gru could pull off the heist.]]heist]]?
4th Nov '17 10:05:08 PM huntdaddy
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Did Mr. Perkins [[spoiler: set Vector up to steal the moon instead to help his son remain the most successful villain, just to spite Gru, or to help cover the loss of money loaned to Gru, considering how he mentions how "lucrative" stealing the moon would be, not to mention him seeming legitimately unconvinced that Gru could pull off the heist.]]
1st Sep '17 10:19:17 AM prgiordano
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* BreakthroughHit: While not groundbreaking in terms of story and animation, the film was able to establish Universal as a new and capable player in the animation world. Something that would be solidfied with the success of its sequels and spinoffs a few years later.
26th Aug '17 9:26:15 AM huntdaddy
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The revelation that [[spoiler: Vector is Mr. Perkins' son]] doesn't really amount to anything aside from [[spoiler: Vector finding out that Gru stole back the shrink ray]]. This is made even more jarring by the fact that [[spoiler: Perkins]] does not appear any later in the movie.
7th Jul '17 8:32:43 PM TheJayman49
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* ViewerGenderConfusion: Due to her short hair (at least compared to Margo and Agnes), deep voice and general tomboyish behavior, it can be pretty easy to mistake Edith for a boy.
3rd Jul '17 1:17:25 AM TheJayman49
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** Having Creator/KristenWiig voice the cruel [[Theatre/Annie Miss Hannigan]] {{expy}} Miss Hattie is this after Wiig voiced Lucy Wilde in the sequels, who [[MamaBear loves the girls]] just as much [[PapaWolf as Gru does]].

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** Having Creator/KristenWiig voice the cruel [[Theatre/Annie [[Theatre/{{Annie}} Miss Hannigan]] {{expy}} Miss Hattie is this after Wiig voiced Lucy Wilde in the sequels, who [[MamaBear loves the girls]] just as much [[PapaWolf as Gru does]].
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