Alas, there’s just one major problem — it’s animated. Look at this lineup and tell me it wouldn’t be infinity times better if these actors worked together in person: Steve Carell (“The Office”), Jason Segel (“How I Met Your Mother”), Russell Brand (“Get Him to the Greek”), Will Arnett (“Arrested Development”), Kristen Wiig (“Saturday Night Live”), Mindy Kaling (“The Office”), Miranda Cosgrove (“iCarly”), and Julie Andrews (she needs no reference point). I mean, Julie Freakin’ Andrews! she’s practically royalty!
Plus, that’s not even taking into account these funny dudes: Ken Jeong (“The Hangover”), Jemaine Clement (“Flight of the Concords”), Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”), and Danny McBride (“Tropic Thunder”). (I told you it was a list.)
When actors record their voice parts for movies, they don’t often interact with the other voice actors. But in this case, it would have been unbelievable to see all these hilarious people play off one another.
There is a downside to having so many big names in one movie, however. With such high expectations, it could be a “Valentine’s Day“-level let down. (Not that “Valentine’s Day” was bad, but weren’t you disappointed that it was so mediocre? There was so much potential there.) Fortunately, the film’s been getting rave reviews, so it seems “Despicable Me” hasn’t fallen pray to that particular curse.
Are you excited about “Despicable Me”’s amazing cast? Are you also kind of bummed the movie isn’t live-action?