Tuesday, June 22, 2010

new Despicable Me trailer

I totally dig the yellow minions. There's some clever gags in here, but there is also the potential for some ham-fisted handling of "emotional" scenes. We'll see- the proof is in the execution....

One thing, though, the animation looks well executed. The animators look like they had fun. Certainly not shabby by any stretch.

Note: In some browsers the embedded video might not show up. Head here to this link for a look if it doesn't work for you on my site.


Anonymous said...

'there is also the potential for some ham-fisted handling of "emotional" scenes'

I'm just curious as to how you came to that conclusion from viewing this trailer, since it doesn't show any emotional scenes what-so-ever. It only showcases the comedic aspects of the film.

Keith Lango said...

It's a conjecture based on the plot more than anything specific. The introduction of the 3 kids into the life of the hesitant bachelor is a bit of 'heart' that has been manufactured plenty of times before in films, and almost always with little deftness and skill. It's kind of a cliche' that is hard to pull off well mainly because it's so contrived.

Anonymous said...

Fair assessment. Sort of a "been there, done that" dealio.

Thom said...

I like the Don Martin-inspired design of the scientist guy.

Seith said...

I see your point, Keith. It does remain what's called a "studio movie", of course, but I hope you'll find it doesn't thread too much into the sappy/cliche realm.

And the animators indeed gave their best. So, thanks for the compliment, I'll pass it on... :)