Later this summer Gru and his Minions return for a third installment in the Despicable Me series as Universal has released the second trailer.
For Despicable Me 3 Steve Carell returns as the voice of Gru and Gru’s long-lost twin brother Dru, who just happens to look exactly like Gru, but with flowing blonde hair. Dru comes into Gru’s life trying his best to draw Gru back into a life a crime and villainy.
We only see former ’80s child star-turned supervillain Balthazar Bratt voiced by South Park co-creator Trey Parker for a very brief fly by, unlike the previous trailer. What Despicable Me 3 looks to do is keep the focus of the movie on Gru his girls and of course his brother.
Although the Minions spin-off movie was successful at the box office some felt putting the Minions in the spotlight did not work as well and feel they fit better as a secondary character. I’ve seen the Minion movie and in some ways I don’t disagree.
Despicable Me 3 hits theaters on June 30th.
Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate and Julie Andrews
I’ve read one article on another site regarding this latest trailer for Despicable Me 3 and although everyone is entitled to there opinions the author wrote that he wasn’t expecting much from this movie since “Illumination makes the laziest animated films possible.”
Granted Illumination Entertainment is no Pixar, but by no means do they make lazy movies. Illumination makes animated movies for kids first adults second. Like all animated movies it’s the adults that have to take the kids to see them, but in the end the intended target audience are the kids.
If this author feels this way then in my opinion he has no imagination what so ever. Pixar and there movies are the luxury vehicle of animated movies, they give you great stories with great characters and emotion that both kids and adults can enjoy on different levels.
Illumination’s movies have an appeal and laughter that I feel sets them apart from a studio like Pixar, but defiantly not lazy. Despicable Me 3 looks to be a fun and appealing movie for both the kid and the adult who still has that kid inside them.