Despicable Me 3

2017-06-30 09:40

What it's about:

Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters, Margo, Edith, and Agnes, plus the minions, are on an adventure again. This time a child star from the 80s named Balthazar Bratt is intent on world domination.

What we thought:

What a joy it was, once again immersing myself into the world of Gru and his minions. Following the success and hilarity of the previous two Despicable Me movies, who wouldn’t be excited to watch the third instalment?

And as expected the adorable but naughty yellow creatures did not disappoint. Neither did Gru (Steve Carell), his new wife Lucy (Kristen Wiig) and the girls Margo, Edith and cute little Agnes voiced by Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier and Nev Scharrel.

In this adventure the minions give up on Gru and runaway, Gru’s long lost twin brother Dru makes contact and of course there’s a new villain Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker) wanting to rule the world.

The one thing I absolutely hated about the film was the villain. Of course the movie wouldn’t make sense without Gru having an enemy to beat but Balthazar was not only a real brat he was like a rash that just wouldn’t go away.

If that’s what writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio were aiming for then they were successful however, I often felt as though Balthazar fell flat and was just an afterthought. It felt almost as if his character was only created because they were obliged to put a conflicting character in the movie.

Other than that expect the same old cute, mischievous and musical acts by our favourite minions, Gru’s grumpy humour, Agnes’ obsession over unicorns and funny tit bits to tie it all together. 

Despicable Me 3 is cute, funny and even has an adult joke or two but I think it’s safe to say the film franchise has run its course.

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