Friday, September 28, 2012

Despicable Me (2)

I'm not sure if it's the fact that I was born in the 90's, but I love animated movies. I love the Disney classics like Peter Pan and Snow White as much as I loved more recent animated films, such as Tangled.

One of my favorite recently released animated films (apart from Finding Nemo in 3D, which was epic) is definitely Despicable Me. The film, released in the summer of 2010, is about a super villain named Gru (voiced by Steve Carrel), who is struggling to reach his goal of being the most evil super villain in the world. In order to do so, he decides he has to steal the moon right out of the night sky. First, however, he must steal a shrink-ray from his arch-nemisis, Vector (voiced by Jason Segal). His plan, however, is thwarted, and in order to steal his shrink-ray, Gru needs the help of three little orphans, whom he adopts.

While the film is very much meant for a younger audience, the humor of the film, and the way it was written, makes it very entertaining for everyone who watches it. The characters are all unique and hilarious, and feature voices from actors such as Kristen Wiig, Julie Andrews, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, and Jack McBrayer.

The best part of the film by far, though, is the animation. The scenery is so amazing and looks so real, and all of Gru's things, such as his house and his ginormous car are all so very intricately designed and detailed. No wonder the sequel to the film has taken almost two and a half years to finish. Despicable Me 2 hits theaters this summer, and from the preview alone, I'm pretty excited.

Steve Carrel on his character, Gru

For a second look at the trailer, and for more behind-the-scenes with the actors who discuss voice acting for animation, check out this video. It's a little repetitive, but provides a cool look at how actors prepare for their roles, which is something I've always found really interesting, especially in animation.

Despicable Me 2 Trailer, just because I love it....


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