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New “Despicable Me 2” Trailer

A new trailer released today for Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2 directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud:

  • Skip

    Loved the first one. Can’t wait.

  • Tim

    This looks awesome! I love Agnes’s weird silent pantomime at the beginning!

  • jhalpernkitcat

    Finally, the plot to this one surfaces. I’m actually looking forward to this one, as I really liked the first one. Also, Agne’s little “I know what makes you a boy. Your bald head.” made me smile. Such adorable innocence. The tangent about imagining it as an egg made me laugh even more.

  • Roberto González

    I don’t think they will get me on this one. I still don’t know why the first one was a success to begin with. I thought it was just ok and a mixture of really good things (like the piramides prologue and sometimes the minions) and completely random, average or mediocre things (Gru became good because of the little girls just too quick and in the most cliched fashion, oh, and what a coincidence! his evil plans are set up for the same day he has to go the girls ballet! I’ve never seen that before). This trailer looks worse than the first, the story doesn’t look especially interesting and I didn’t laugh at the gags. That said it will probably be a decent flick for the little ones, like the first one was. Maybe that’s its audience and that’s why it worked. I don’t think it’s awful but Cloudy or Kung Fu Panda 2 were a heck of a lot better for all ages.

    • Funkybat

      I think a general rule of thumb that will apply to this film is: if you didn’t totally fall in love with the first one, this one isn’t likely to do anything for you.

      When I saw the previews for Despicable Me, I wasn’t exactly excited, it looked like another mass-market pop-culture-reference-riddled mediocre 3D kids film. Even Steve Carell’s involvement wasn’t much of a plus, and I usually dig him. After I finally saw it, I ended up seeing it two more time in theaters and probably 3-4 more times at home. Most of my friends feel the same way after seeing it, too.

      There is something really charming and fun about DM, something that puts a smile on my face every time. Despite some nitpicky issues, as a piece of entertainment, it delivers. From what I can tell, this sequel will be just as much fun, and I certainly hope I’m not proven wrong. So far, this is looking to be my favorite 3D film of 2013.

      • I was sold on Despicable w/ the blood gag and flashbacks to his mother. Also that “Who is this?” line gets me every time. Our family’s looking forward to this one :)

    • Fred M

      Yes, if you didn’t like it, it must be only for little children. If you didn’t like it, there’s no way any other adults or teenagers could possibly like it. It made $250M by being a “decent flick for the little ones.” Yeesh.

      • Roberto González

        I wasn’t mean to offend anybody, just expressing my opinion. I know some adults enjoyed it. But I think an animated film can make a good amount of money just because parents go to theaters with their children. I didn’t dislike it neither hate it, but I found it more childish, or if you prefer, child-friendly than other movies. It’s not just because I didn’t love it, it’s because I found it kinda tame, naive and cliche. And children doesn’t mind about cliches that much cause they haven’t seen so many films. It just didn’t seem anything special to me in any department, but if you enjoyed it, I’m happy for you.

        • Fred M

          No worries. I just get kind of riled up when someone says an animated movie (especially one I like) is “only for children.” As if they speak for all adults!

  • Natalie Belton

    It doesn’t look bad for a sequel, but I can’t say I’m sold just yet.

  • Mike

    Looks like pretty much the same sort of harmless fun as the first one with a glossier coat of paint. I was pleasantly surprised by the first one so I’m game for round 2.

  • Love the new agent character. Can’t wait to see her and Gru’s bantet.

  • Wanna see! I enjoyed the first one, and look forward to more complete minion madness this time. They really steal the show.

  • Mr. James

    I’m wondering how the first teaser trailer fits into the movie…if at all?

    In the first teaser one of the minions gets sucked up into what looked like a flying saucer. Was that the “new villianous threat” that Gru has to foil?

    I’m sold and can’t wait to see this one!

  • Mmm… all characters in the 3D movie world are so simple (for easier and faster molding) that are in the limit of the lame. I was happier in a world with more sophisticated character design…

    • reiq

      That’s why a like animation characters, simplicity and perfection in design, not a bunch of soulless characters full of tiny details for the sake of being “cool” for that get a call of duty :D

  • Shazbot

    Ohhh, I am so there! I loved the first one. This looks just as excellent!!!

  • Lehtis

    I just loved the first one. There was hings what missing most of animation today. From beginning to end, just full of awesome animation and grazy acting, but there still some message in it. Have to see and buy sequel also.

  • Eli

    I hope to be wrong, very wrong, but that agent… I hope she doesn’t end with them like a mother who “completes” the family thing… Single dads can do it just fine! Why stick a “mother” figure to them? =T

    • The Doctor

      Yeah, mothers are unnecessary. :)

      Maybe it’s more about Gru finding a soulmate than the girls finding a mother. Or is that yucky too?

  • That Eminem track fits the trailer so well it’s horrifying