We're still not sure how to feel about 3-D supervillain showdown Despicable Me, especially since one of the aforementioned villains becomes an impromptu foster parent to three orphan girls. Watch the trailer and judge for yourself.

While the theme is certainly catchy, and the voice cast is impressive what's with the orphans? Read the official synopsis...


In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon.

Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.

The world's (second) greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.

Hmmmm, I see no orphans in the teaser trailer. Seems like a big responsibility for a single supervillain to take on. Couldn't he get a basket of kittens instead? Here are a few stills.

Despicable Me is in theaters July 9, 2010.

[trailer via Apple]