Although competition is already fierce among animated and 3D films this year, they'll all make room for this, the quirkiest entry yet. Despicable Me is a rousingly funny, heartfelt and imaginative ‘toon blessed with the vocal talents of Steve Carell and loaded with whimsy and smarts. Centered on the bizarre world of Gru, a "super villain" whose plans to pull off the biggest heist of all time are complicated when three orphaned girls come into his life, this thoroughly entertaining confection may not give Toy Story 3 a run for its money but is hilarious, wacky, twisted fun by any measure. After a rough couple of years with few bright spots, Universal should find significant theatrical success for the relatively bargain priced $65 million production once word of mouth surfaces. Prospects down the road on DVD would appear stratospheric.
Moana 2 began life as a nearly-completed Disney+ TV series before Disney CEO Bob Iger turned it into a full-fledged theatrical sequel.
Some 35 years after the original "Road House" became a cult classic, a long-awaited remake has taken more than a decade to punch its way to the screen.
Madame Web caught everyone in her web, all right. So, let's forget that nightmare and focus on good superhero stories.