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Despicable Me trailer online

SteveCarell.jpgDespicable Me has a short teaser trailer online. At first I wasn't that interested since it seemed to be marketed almost solely on the Steve Carell billing, but then I saw the teaser and read the first half of the plot and I was excited. Note that for later though, I read the first half of the plot.

The animated film stars Steve Carell as the voice of Groo or Gru, depending on who you read, and other notable voices such as Jason Segel, Ken Jeong, Will Arnett, Danny McBride, Russell Brand, Kirsten Wig, and Julie Andrews, yes, the Julie Andrews.

The first half of the plot reads like this:

"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 beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru (voiced by 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."

Now let me dawn the trailer upon you which you can see in high definition from Yahoo Movies [480p:720p:1080p].

Now that's a cracking teaser trailer for Despicable Me isn't it? Promises a lot of fun and some big set-ups, and what a cool menacing villain.

Then I read the second half of that plot and was thoroughly let down.

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.

The world's greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.

Oh great. They've got that standard action star turned kid friendly star vehicle film and turned it into and animated film. Arnie, Rock and Vin have all fallen fowl of this set-up. Big action star walks in as dangerous\mean\selfish character who has to look after kids and that changes them for the better with plenty of mishaps on the way.

Suddenly I'm looking at a film that isn't anything to do with the teaser trailer, that's more just a premise for all the sequences of the young children messing things up. Oh dear. Does it matter that it has three directors?



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