'Despicable Me' Teaser: Bad Guys Hate Popular Landmarks

July 15, 2009


Universal has released a trailer for Despicable Me, what appears to be another CGI comedy that crams a huge, impressive comedy cast (including Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Danny McBride, Will Arnett, and Jemaine Clement) into "a cute one for the kids." Carell plays Gru, a character apparently self-aware of his despicable-ness, who takes a cue from the G.I. Joe trailer and starts effing with the world's great landmarks. And for some reason he imitates the opening of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. I guess that's considered a despicable thing in cultures that shun arbitrary parody.

Here it is:

Hah! Stereotypes! Americans are fat and stupid and sometimes live in trailers and like beer and guns! The French love mimes! The Chinese love tanks! That's why that guy had to stand in front of one for a photo!

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