Even though it's a year away Steve Carrell's supervillain movie Despicable Me has released a nice long trailer for your judging eyes. But landmark stealing aside — is Gru worthy of "supervillain" status?
Deep in the suburbs lurks the terrible Gru (Steve Carell) who is up to all sorts of despicable deeds like replacing the pyramids with a giant blow up toy, but now he has his sites set on stealing the Moon. But all his plans are thwarted, when he's put in charge of three little girl orphans. Now this is where I want this predictable "and they make his heart full of joy so he's doesn't steal the moon after all" ending to go comically dark instead. What if the three orphans and Gru team up and decide the Moon is too small potatoes, and instead they decide they want Canada and parts of Alaska and unleash a robot army upon the peaceful mounties?
But we'll have to wait until July 2010 to learn more about this feature, I do like the growing trend to give villains the spotlight — but not at the expense of their evil-ness. Other actors who are lending their voice to this 3D CG movie include Will Arnett, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Danny McBride, Russell Brand, and Julie Andrews. Oh, and check out the movies new website, Gru already has his own rap song.