Not uncommonly, I ended up boarding 4 conceptually different versions of DM's final act, with multiple iterations of each of those. Some involved giant robots. One involved a giant tide washing over the city (since Vector was messing with the moon). I tried to sell that one hard, but it didn't fly! There was "sharknado" component to it before Sharknado was a thing. In this one, Vector was holding the kid at fish-gunpoint, which was a little too hard core. Tone is everything. The take that eventually became the film, with the Girls jumping from the plane into Gru's arms is here.

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