Illumination Entertainment is a fine animation studio, but despite their well-convinced stories, the execution comes nowhere near the level of Disney or Pixar. If you had to ask what their flagship film would be, it would most probably be the Despicable Me films.
Despicable Me took the studio to where it is now, and Universal has released the first trailer for Despicable Me 3, starring Steve Carrell, Kristen Wiig, and Trey Parker.
I hated Minions. I related that movie theater experience to Aqua Teen Hunger Force. When you take something that was meant to be seen in small doses, and expand it to take up 80-90 minutes… it just DOESN’T work. Screen Junkies dedicated their Tuesday afternoon Honest Trailer to absolutely trashing what is definitely the biggest financially successful piece of crap of 2015… Minions.
After two Despicable Me films, those tiny yellow baddies, better known as Minions, are finally getting their own spinoff film, appropriately titled Minions. It’s a sort of prequel to the entire franchise of sorts, as the film will explore the origins of the Minions and their quest to find the perfect boss.
We’ve seen plenty of trailers for the film, but this new video is by far one of the longest, clocking in at almost three and a half minutes. That being said, there is all-new hilarious footage, plus a vital plot that reveals why they end up working for Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock). Check out the latest trailer here below.
The Minions are the best part of the Despicable Me franchise, hands down. They’re cute, lovable, and do all sorts of strange things that make us laugh. Now we are finally getting a film that centers on them, appropriately titled Minions.
Yesterday we posted photos of our first look at the Minions’ new boss Scarlet Overkill (voiced by Sandra Bullock). Now we are getting a chance to see what America’s Sweetheart sounds like as a villain in an all new trailer for the film, which can be seen below.
There is no questioning that Sandra Bullock plays the maternal character very well. In fact, she won an Academy Award for playing a caring mother in The Blind Side, and was nominated for playing a grieving one in Gravity. But she will change it up a bit by playing a villain in the upcoming Despicable Me spinoff/prequel Minions. The film takes place long before those yellow creatures worked for Gru. Throughout many generations, the Minions have been led by the most dangerous of people, from the Tyrannosaurs Rex to Genghis Khan to Napoleon, they crave villainy but they always need a leader – as hinted in the trailer.
So after a long absence in doing nefarious things, three brave Minions will venture out to find that one evil leader. Bullock will voice the villainess Scarlett Overkill, while Jon Hamm will voice her husband Herb Overkill. Hit the jump to see the new images from Minions.