They go through all kinds of hijinks but the plot is really secondary as is the animation, which does the job it needs to do. With a movie like this you either think it’s funny and laugh or you don’t. Everyone has a different sense of humor, so all I can say is that I laughed a lot. So job well done!
It also doesn’t have any of that cheeky ‘wink wink’ tawdry humor other Dreamworks films have (like Shrek). I really hate that. Most of the jokes are word humor like when they make fun of Dave’s ordinary name for a super-villain or when Dave skypes in and his audio doesn’t work. It’s a very tightly written funny script.
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I’d be curious to know if you all found it funny. Like I said, humor is so subjective and there isn’t a ton else to recommend this film. Let me know what you think!
Yesterday, as I drove a friend to and from getting minor surgery, Christine shared with me a struggle she’s been having at work. She has a co-worker who has constantly been mean to her—unkind remarks, purposefully knocking over her paperwork—just generally unpleasant. Christine made a conscious decision to be kind to this woman and to pray for her. “I don’t know what she’s going through, but something made her that way. All I can do is be kind and pray that her heart is comforted.”
Long, long ago when I was in high school Calculus I asked my teacher why I would ever need to know how to calculate the area of something he couldn’t even draw. I asked him what calculus is used for in real life. He didn’t have an answer for me. I dropped the class at the semester. I was immature. Had he been able to tell me calculus is used with anything that involves a rate of change I might have stayed. Even teenage me could be impressed by knowing I could use calculus in statistical analysis of populations or perform computer science run time analysis. And if I wasn’t impressed, at least I would have a concept that, this is a useful thing I’m learning.
If ever there was a female version of Cookie Monster, my 5 year old niece is it. She’s obsessed by sweets, much to the chagrin of her health conscious mother. Last Thursday night, I saw her overwhelming sweet obsession in action. And it taught me a lesson.