Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker
Director: Kyle Balda
Runtime: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Animation | Action | Adventure | 2017
This third film in the Despicable Me franchise, and hopefully the last, redeems some of what was lost in the second film, but not much. This time, Gru meets his long lost twin brother Dru (both characters voiced by Carell). Dru wants to live in their father’s legacy and be evil villains, so the two of them go on a heist together.
I feel like the characters all seemed disconnected in this movie compared to the others. Gru and Dru have a lot of screen time together, Lucy and the Girls are together, and sometimes it’s just the girls. It’s a complete opposite when it comes to the minions. There’s not a whole lot of screen time (they all quit), and when they are on screen it’s very disconnected from the rest of the story. However, I did enjoy the musical number.
I enjoyed this movie more than the second and thought it was fairly funny. It’s definitely a good film for children. I really enjoyed the new villain that they face, Balthazar Bratt (voiced by Trey Parker) who is a child TV star turned adult and can’t get out of his past. What really made this movie great for me was the soundtrack. I just love 80s music. One thing I don’t get though, I feel like Balthazar looks like Prince, but the entire first scene was all about Michael Jackson. I guess there’s nothing to “get” there, it just was something I noticed. Perhaps I’m wrong, it’s not like I grew up in the 80s or anything.
I’m going to give this film a “Liked It” because it does redeem itself from the second film. There’s a lot more despicable things happening. I liked Gru and Dru’s story and I also liked Lucy’s story as she tries to become a better mother to the girls. (3/5).
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