Much like the previous trailer, “Despicable Me” once again attempts to sell itself with few words and no explanation of the plot. The first trailer was about Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) trying to steal the world’s monuments. This time, it looks like the movie is about Gru trying to take the top spot on the world’s ranking of supervillains by taking down the #1 Supervillain, “Vector”. Then slapstick happens. Kids who see the trailer will probably go nuts over Vector sliding his butt around his security defense keyboard.
Hit the jump to see the new teaser as well as the plot synopsis which has no mention of this supervillain rivalry.
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 (Yes, the moon!) in Universal’s new 3-D CGI feature, Despicable Me. Gru delights in all things wicked. 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 greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.