Monday, March 25, 2013

Trailer Tracker: Animated Sequel Edition

I went online to catch up on movie trailers, when I noticed there were a bunch for successful animated features.  Let's dive right in, shall we?

Despicable Me was a surprise delight for me back in the summer of 2010, so I am kind of looking forward t this.  The plot sounds like a kid-friendly version of The Silence of the Lambs (the Anti-Villain League seeks Gru's help as a former villain to catch a new bad guy).  Points for using that Eminem song in the trailer

Am I the only one who would legit watch a Minions origin story?  It wouldn't have to have a plot.  Someone work on that. 

I want to say that I fell asleep during the first Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movie.  This trailer has a case of the Carrie Bradshaws.  Too many puns.  I was rolling my eyes at the 2 minute trailer, so it might take a village just to get me into the theater. 

Pixar has a lot to prove to me when it comes to making another installment of one of their movie.  Cars 2 sucks my mother's rain boots.  Sure, Toy Story 2 and 3 were heartwarmers, but can they pull off a Monsters, Inc. prequel with Monsters University

We get to meet our favorite monsters when they are introduced in college.  Mike Wazowski and James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (Billy Crystal and John Goodman, respectively) spark an Odd Couple relationship and rivalry when they become roommates at Monsters University. 

Is anyone else getting a 21 Jump Street vibe from this?  One is smarter (Mike W. and Jonah Hill from 21JS) while one is brawny (Sulley and Channing Tatum), and they end up helping each other out to become better a their jobs.  I assume this one will have less F-bombs and less gratuitous drug use?  I could be wrong.  Maybe Pixar is taking Monsters University in an edgy direction.  Perhaps Sulley gets accused of raping a co-ed monster and they have to deal with it in Monsters People's Court.  It could happen. 

All I do know is that Helen Mirren voices the dean of Monsters University, and this little guy made me laugh out loud in the trailer.

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