Director(s): Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud. Voices: Steve Carrell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnet, Kristen Wiig. 95 min. Rated PG. Animation.
Either Pixar has spoiled us ... or this is just too shallow. An eagle-nosed Russian with an obsession for becoming the greatest super-villain ever succumbs to the oh-so-cuteness of three little orphans. Almost every single joke falls flat on the face (and the sad part is, it feels as though the writers thought they were funny), and the story is devoid of any dramatic depth. There's no question the computer animation technique here is top-notch, but I was disappointed by the number of times I looked at my watch.