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Despicable Me Screening Recap plus Prize Pack Giveaway-CLOSED

From the producers of Ice Age and Dr. Suess’ Horton Hears a Who comes this summer’s 3-D, CGI feature Despicable Me; the story of the world’s greatest super villian meeting his biggest challenger ever, KIDS.  This film shows the human as well as the humorous side behind the evil powers in humanity.  With a cast filled with comedic powerhouses such as Steve Carrell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand and Will Arnett, Despicable Me is destined for our DVD library. (this is Shae’s favorite part)

“In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru (Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!).
Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.
One of the world’s greatest super-villains has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.”

I’m not sure what I was expecting when we arrived at the Owings Mills AMC Theater on Saturday morning.  I had watched the trailers and read the synopsis but still was curious what the movie was about and what the Minions had to do with the story.  I’m guessing that is the whole point, keep the audience guessing.
The theater was PACKED, literally not an empty seat to be found. We settled in with our 3D glasses (which took me about 20 minutes to get used to) and prepared for an entertaining flick.  That is was!  The script was written with kids in mind using words like poop and butt; but of course like any good kids movie there were little things that kept the humor alive with the adults.  The story ends with a simple but touching moment that of course brought a tear to my eye.

To celebrate the release (in theaters July 9th) Universal Studios is offering a fun giveaway for LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too readers!

Two (2) Winners will receive:

  • Youth Shirt
  • Youth Hat
  • Moo-Can (it moos!)
  • Pencil with Minion Topper
  • Balloon
  • Minion Ink Stamp

To enter simply visit Despicable Me official website and come back and tell me something cool, new or interesting about the movie, games, downloads and more.

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Your entries must follow the rules or they won’t be eligible for prizes. This contest ends 11:59 pm, Tuesday,  July 13, 2010. The winners will be emailed and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. This contest is open to US residents only. For complete rules please read our contest rules page.

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