With “Toy Story 3” set to slay the box office over the weekend (poor “Jonah Hex”, sigh), here’s a new theatrical trailer and poster for Steve Carell’s “Despicable Me”. The film gets funnier every time I see it, and this latest theatrical trailer is no different. Check it out and I dare you to disagree. It doesn’t have the name power of the similarly-themed “Megamind”, but it sure looks a heck of a lot more clever. And those crazy yellow minions of his? I get the feeling they’re going to sell plenty of those little suckers for years to come.
In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru (Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) in Universal’s new 3-D CGI feature, Despicable Me. Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. One of the world’s greatest super-villains has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.
Featuring the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Danny McBride, Miranda Cosgrove, Jack McBrayer, Mindy Kaling, Jemaine Clement and Julie Andrews, and directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin.
Feel all cuddly and evil July 9, 2010.
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