The conflict is something families can talk about for a while, like why did Gru want to steal the moon? Does he want to impress his mother who isn't even impressed with a real rocket made by Gru as a kid? Is he jealous of the pyramid theft? Does he want the cash? He owns a haunted house of a hoe with horror and murder weapons with calm cute minions. He decides that in order to steal the moon, he needs to steal a shrink ray and build a rocket. The problem is, his newest arch enemy who stole the pyramid, has stolen the shrink ray, and the only way Gru can get in is to plant cookie robots into his lair, at the hands of three orphans. At first, they are simply his key in, and Gru is so confused that he has dog bowls for them. Then, however, he starts to see how fun it is to make them happy and how much they make him have the fun life his mother didn't really provide him.
Now, there was a lot that I admired in this film, especially Gru dressing up as Bob Marley and the minions being not quite as annoying as they could have been. They still are, except when they're not putting their rear ends on the photocopy machine. It gets another thumbs up for not being a musical. Unfortunately, there are times when the characters are unhappy, and those are the times that really drag this movie down. Every time the orphan girls don't feel at home, it's like I'm watching the minions repeat an annoying chorus or something that really hurts the movie. When those elements are in the movie, it makes me scared to watch it again. But this movie is worth seeing, perhaps just once or twice, though.