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Feature Film

“Despicable Me 2” trailer

In case you were wondering whatever happened to the idea of animated shorts in movie theaters before the main feature: they still exist as two-minute (or less) trailers. Here’s the latest “Minions” short promoting the release of Despicable Me 2, directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, opening in theaters on July 3, 2013.

  • Absolutely loved the first one, but I’m not going to be sold on a sequel until I’m walking out of the theater with a smile on my face. I dunno… it was a pretty perfect package in one movie, I just don’t see any need at all for a second. Except money. Always with the money…

    Don’t you tarnish my love for DM1, DM2. Don’t you dare.

  • ikas

    The DM2 trailers seem to rely too much on the goofy minions and nothing on the story…

    • Oscar

      Duh! That’s what it’s all about, i think they are leaning the history more on the minions!

      • FrenchGuy

        Not so much. Gru and the girls are still the main characters and nice new ones are coming too. The next one after this one will be the one focus on minions (2014). Be patient ;)

  • Confusion

    Am I the only one who can’t watch these guys without immediately thinking of the Rabbids?

    • wever

      Get used to them. From the ‘Rise of the Guardians’ trailer, it seems Santa’s elves were inspired by these guys too! This should become a stock character!

  • Richard

    I kinda thought the first one barely scraped by, and that these little yellow guys were only slightly amusing the first time around. The teasers for the sequel rely so heavily on these “Scrats” that I have serious doubts.

    • Funkybat

      I agree that the teasers overly rely on the minions, who are funny but not really what I’d consider fodder for an entire standalone feature. This second teaser at least had more story (hopefully relevant to the actual film!)

      I am sure in the film there will be plenty of screen time for Gru and the girls and whatever new antagnoist(s) they will face. The minions managed to stay *just this side* of over-exposed in the first movie, and hopefully they will stay on that side of the line. After all, for those who love them, there will be a whole movie focused on them soon enough.

      I also get the “Scrat” jab, but I’d argue these guys are more interesting and varied than Scrat, who pretty much was used as bait to get people into theaters for Ice Age and its sequels. From what I’ve heard, he wasn’t even supposed to be in the first Ice Age, just the teaser, until they saw the reaction from audiences. Despicable Me doesn’t nearly rely on the minions that much.

  • Glowworm

    I’ll admit that I actually laughed at this trailer–the last one kept annoying me to no end. I kept feeling like that one little Minion in the middle who eventually punches out the one with the noisemaker whenever I saw that trailer in theaters before my main movie.

    I did like the bit where the UFO leaves the cat behind.

  • ooooooh man – the execs smell a franchise in something and they “+” it with their “accessibility” machine. every last time no matter what form it takes greed intervenes with charisma’s life. a monster, a robot, a disaster… it’s always the EXACTLY the same, only mildly and LESS imaginatively “maxed out” as is the case with the “dialectable me” babyburble these little yellow pills are so obviously trying make fresh for the audiences’ ears, as though their audio performance isn’t completely canned requiring 5000000000 EXHAUSTING (<—– this is my one word pre-re-view for DM2) takes in the recording booth. lame. so "thanks" universal studios marketing team! i don't blame the film makers or creatives at illuminent a bit for this flaccid peek inside because i appreciate that they need to eat like every last slob or fly on this rock (in hollywood). – NEXT !