Despicable Me 3 Movie Review

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Double the trouble, double the fun!

Illumination brings back the unconventional family for loads of adventure and fun. Giving their voice to much –loved characters, Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig, returns to bring Gru and Lucy to life for the third installment of Despicable Me 3.  Pierre Coffin continues to direct the films in the franchise alongside Kyle Balda.

After getting fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down Balthazar Bratt (voiced by Trey Parker), Gru saw himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. An unexpected connection then presented itself with his long-lost twin entering his life. Dru (also voiced by Steve Carell) wanted to follow the footsteps of his brother as a supervillain.

Seeing double?

gru and dru
Credits: United International Pictures

Jobless, Gru paid his brother a visit with his family. There he started to reconnect with his villainy past, even discovering that their dad was once a supervillain himself. Despicable Me 3 created a fun setup for the long-lost twins to reconnect with each other. Dru was nearly the exact opposite of Gru. He is a bubbly, easy-talking, tad childish fella, while Gru is a snarky and has a no-messing-around attitude. Seeing the two together was hilarious to watch.

Stuck in time

Balthazar Bratt despicable me 3
Credits: United International Pictures

Meanwhile, Bratt pursues his obsession to take down Hollywood in his revenge plot. He spent years in the spotlight as a child star playing a villainous role but he suddenly faded out of the limelight the moment puberty hit him. Years passed yet he stayed true to his character and embodied every bit of it. True enough, this may sound like a reasonable revenge motivation. Bratt is unlike any of the franchise’s previous villains. He is evil, energetic, enigmatic, and vengeful. Best of all, he is full of 80’s pop references!

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Credits: United International Pictures

Despicable Me 3 is a hilarious blend of 80’s pop references, minion cuteness, and some brotherly love. There is no depth in the story but that’s the fun part about the movie. The whole film threads along the lines of the first movie and its sequel. Packed with cute visuals, slapstick comedy, boppy soundtrack, and loads of pop culture references, Despicable Me 3 is crazily fun!

  • Darell

    I like the part where the minions escaped from prison and one got left behind. :))

    • Dale Palisoc

      Yes! And that prisoner who just wants to use the toilet! lol