After reinventing itself for Despicable Me 2, with Gru becoming a good guy and finding love, DM3 introduces soap and superhero trope the twin brother and adds a villain who styles himself after the ‘80s kids show he starred in before adolescence got it cancelled.
The Minions, of course, are back in the way they are best used – short, sweet, frequently inspired scenes that play counterpoint to the main story.
The new Despicable Me 3 trailer suggests that someone on the creative team has watched Danger: Diabolik many, many, many times. And that’s a good thing – Danger: Diabolik is one of the best comic book movies ever made.
Previous trailers for DM3 have introduced a villain who acts like it’s still the ’80s. Now we get Gru’s never before mentioned twin brother, Dru! (I predict that this double dose of Steve Carell will be a lot of fun.)
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Sausage Party is the harrowing tale of the difference between the stories groceries tell themselves in the supermarket and what really happens to them when the ‘gods’ take them home.
Inside the abundant f-bombs and salacious humor, there are moments of nuanced thought and some scary depictions of human beings (all the more scary for being sorta kinda true).
Mark Damon stars as astronaut Mark Watney in Ridley Scott’s adaptation of The Martian by Andy Weir. During the Ares Mission to Mars, a storm forces the crew to abort the mission and, believing Watney to be dead, leave without them.
With scant supplies, Watney has to figure out a way to contact mission control and then survive until help can arrive.
The Martian will be in theaters on October 2nd. Meet the crew of the Ares Mission following the jump – then check out the first full-length trailer!
The Diary of a Teenage Girl – based the novel by Phoebe Gloeckner – is a story of a girl’s coming of age in 1976. Minnie is looking for the same things we all are – love, acceptance, a sense of purpose. It’s hard though, because Minnie’s father is absent, her mother a hard-partying wreck and she just feels so adrift.
Then she begins an affair with her mother’s boyfriend…
The first trailer for The Diary of a Teenage Girl follows the jump. It opens on August 7th.
When estranged twins Milo (Bill Hader) and Maggie (Kristen Wiig) try to patch up their relationship and fix their ruined lives, oddness ensues. Also featuring Ty Burrell, Joanna Gleason, Boyd Holbrook, Joanna Gleason and Luke Wilson, The Skelton Twins is the new film from Craig Johnson (True Adolescents).
The Skeleton Twins opens on September 19th. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Despicable Me 2 may not have that spark of freshness that made the original such a big hit, but it has more mature themes cloaked in its slapstick silliness – and sometimes, familiarity can just funny as surprise.