It seems lately the only movies I feel worthy of a trip to the theater have been animated features. I already spoke of Toy Story 3 and its brilliance, but the Steve Carell’s cartoon Despicable Me is yet another funny and totally entertaining time.
Now, I didn’t see it in 3D and if it were up to me 3D would die off with Avatar. I did sit through it for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and left with a headache that no amount of Excedrin could cure.
The “new” but old way of viewing films did nothing to help the sad, sad story line of the James Cameron…cough…masterpiece and it did nothing to propel or enhance the story of Alice back down the rabbit hole. But it hasn’t stopped studios from putting films into the ever-growing queue to become 3D – M Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender comes to mind. Not wearing the funky looking glasses for Despicable Me was the right thing to do. I laughed just as hard. Enjoyed the story just as much. And didn’t have to worry about having a bottle of Tylenol handy.