2 items from 2011
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You may have heard me mention this giveaway quite a while ago, and it's taken me a long time to figure out what sort of format to put things in, and I kept added things. Eventually it became too much to really give any kind of run down on the items, so I decided »
- Marc Eastman
A successful animated feature film that doesn’t include the names Pixar, Disney or even Dreamworks could well be considered the rarest of things, but Universal seem to have proved a few people wrong with their first solo forray into the medium. But let’s be honest- the Pixar benchmark is about as unreachable a goal as any film company could aspire to, let alone someone making their first steps. It is far more appropriate (and kind) to compare Universal’s premier animated feature to the still-very-good work of Sony on Monster House (an absolute gem).
And set against that other impressive animated debut, Despicable Me- available now on Blu-ray – shines just as brightly.
Despite professing to be a new take on the villain/hero story, Despicable Me is in fact very conventionally told. The story unfolds pretty typically, and the “twist” isn’t exactly completely out of the »
- Simon Gallagher
2 items from 2011
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