Despicable Me 3 (2017)


Despicable Me 3
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Released:  30 June 2017  
Length:  90 minutes
Studio: Universal Pictures
Genre: Family
Certificate: U


The team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions.

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Despicable Me 3 Theatrical Review

Let's face it… Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures hit gold back in 2010 when the first Despicable Me movie made its way into theaters.  With great characters, funny lines and a solid story, it delighted audiences, especially the adorable little yellow Minions.  Due to its success, it was followed in 2013 by its sequel along with the spinoff films starring the Minions. It spawned a plethora of merchandising opportunities and the Minions even have their own amusement park ride.  This year, in anticipation of the July 4th holiday, Gru (Steve Carell; The Office), Lucy (Kristen Wiig; Bridesmaids), the girls and all the Minions are back in Despicable Me 3.

After marrying Lucy, Gru turned from a life of crime to a secret agent bringing justice to the world.  However, when his nemesis Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker; South Park) slips through his fingers yet again, Gru is fired by the new head of the AVL.  Without a job and unsure of what to do, he gets an unexpected visit and discovers he has a twin brother, Dru (Carell) who needs Gru's help.  So Gru, Lucy and the girls head to Fredonia to meet this long lost family member.

Living in a big house as a successful pig farmer, Dru has a secret that their father, who Gru thought had died, was actually a successful villain.  Now that he has passed away, Dru wants Gru to show him how to be a villain but Gru explains he left all that behind for marriage and kids.  However, When Bratt steals the most expensive Diamond in the world, the brothers go on a quest to steal it back.  Along the way they have their bumps and bruises but ultimately come to an emotional reconciliation.

One thing the film has going for it is its talented cast.  Carell is excellent at his voiceover work and Gru is a well know and recognizable character.  His turn at Dru is also well done, as he makes two distinct but similar voices.  Wiig is great as Lucy and her voice has a warm tone to it that is appealing.  Parker's Bratt has a rougher edge which is perfect for the villain he plays.  Of the three girls, Nev Scharrel's (Clippings) Agnes is absolutely adorable and she manages to steal the show a few times.  Of course, those adorable little, yellow guys –the Minions- are very much the scene stealers as well, though they don't appear too much throughout the hour and a half running time.

The soundtrack, filled with ‘80's pop tunes and original songs from Pharrell Williams, adds to the overall upbeat feel of the film and gives off an aura of general happiness. The animation is excellent but I expect no less from an Illuminations Production.  Vibrant colors permeate the screen making everything bright and joyous.

The film has a lot going for it yet, somehow, it just doesn't have the same feel as the first two films and drags a little.  While it offers up a few laughs, there wasn't enough to offset the moments that lag in between.  I didn't especially like the Balthazar Bratt character and found him rather annoying, which may have diminished my enthusiasm for the movie.  Carell has stated he doesn't know that he would reprise his role as Gru in a fourth film (but did insist he would be willing to do a cameo in future Minions movies) and I think he makes a wise choice. 

While I love the Minions and the Girls (especially Agnes) and I like the family aspect of them, Lucy and Gru, I just didn't like this third installment as much as I did the first two. However, if you are a fan and have little ones, you should take some time this summer and make a family outing to the movie.

Grade: C-


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Best movie
27/12/2017 08:34 EDT

I have watched this already but I want to watch it again
26/11/2017 08:20 EDT

07/09/2017 23:40 EDT

Love it!❤️
04/08/2017 13:57 EDT

Best movie ever
26/07/2017 19:24 EDT

More Minions Means More Minion Mayhem Now I Like That A lot When is Minions 2 Coming Out
22/07/2017 00:53 EDT

Cool movie
21/07/2017 12:33 EDT

Love it ten stars
20/07/2017 22:05 EDT

It's trash lol
14/07/2017 19:07 EDT

09/07/2017 16:07 EDT

Yo ho yo ho a minions life for me! Just finished pirates time for Despicable Me 3 again!
01/07/2017 16:05 EDT

King bob!!!!!
27/06/2017 18:57 EDT

@FlickDirect screening. BANANA!
27/06/2017 18:33 EDT

So excited for tomorrow
26/06/2017 22:35 EDT

This movie is going to be AWSOME!
18/06/2017 16:03 EDT