Bring on the good summer movies. Emphasis on the word good. Movies are meant to be entertaining, and I don’t mind sitting through a Bad movie when It’s entertaining. Like Last summer I had to sit through My Sister’s Keeper, G.I Joe and Transformers: Revenge of the fallen. All Bad movies in my eyes, but decently entertaining, for the most part. This summer I have Seen quite a few good ones, I have not been to disappointed. for instance

Inception: ****1/2 (out of five stars)

I Loved Inception. very, Very, very entertaining, and thought provoking. Leonardo Dicaprio stars as Cobb, the leader of a team of people that have learned how to enter ones mind and can steal thoughts. Saito (Ken Watanabe) has a job for Cobbs team, he wants them to place a thought/idea (This is called inception) into a young mans mind (Cillian murphy), because he is the soon to be owner of a multi-million dollar company, because his father (Pete Postlethwaite) is on his death bed. Watanabe wants to see Murphy’s character give up the offer to run the company, and see the other company fail, so his can succeed.

that’s about the least confusing I can make the story sound, but once your in the movie, you see how confusing it actually is. Add in story lines about dreams with in dreams, Architects of dreams, and characters subconscious trying to kill them, and you have your self that is very confusing. Don’t let that stop you from seeing the movie. Even people who don’t understand it, will probably still like it, for example my brother.

The huge awesome, uprising, talent in this movie make it that much better. Joseph Gordon-Levitt ((500) Days Of Summer), Tom Hardy (RocknRolla), Dileep Rao (Avatar), and of course Ellen Page (Juno), are all amazing, and should make it big in Hollywood. oh, also Add in Oscar Winning Actress Marion Cotillard as Dicaprio’s dead wife that haunts his dreams and Oscar winning actor Michael Caine as his dad and You have yourself an action packed, brain picking, best movie of the summer.

Despicable Me:

Usually with a kids movie, I would say skip it, go see something else, and let the kids see it. But i’m 20 years old, and I haven’t enjoyed my self in an animated “kid’s movie” in years. I literally laughed out loud about 40 times, and kept looking at my friends during funny parts, to see that they were laughing hard too.

Steve Carrel does the voice of Gru, the lead character, with a slightly Russian Stallone accent. The accent itself is funny. He comes up with the plan, to steal a shrink ray machine, and then steal the moon using the shrink ray machine, all so that he can show up another super-villain, Vector (Jason Segel). but in order to steal the shrink-ray, he needs the help of 3 cookie selling little girls (one of which is voiced by Miranda Cosgrove). The story comes second too the hilarious characters. Besides Gru, there is the Youngest Orphan (newcomer Elsie Fisher), who makes you laugh but also has the most AWWW! moments of the movie. Gru’s baffled, incredibly old assistant, voiced by Russel Brand who is hilarious. And of course there are Gru’s minions, small, midget-sized, yellow creatures, that steal so many scenes they should have there own movie. also With extra voices done by Kristen Wiig (SNL), Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), Will Arnett (Blades Of Glory), and Julie Andrews as Gru’s mom (also with a funny accent).

The movie is well rounded and very heartfelt, it really starts to get sad when Gru is forced to give the kids back for adoption when it’s clear to all of us, he has fallen in love with them. With an ending scene that could make a grown man cry, Despicable me could be the major competition in the animated movie category this year at the Oscars.

Thank you for reading.

Mitch Burns.

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