Published On: Thu, Jun 29th, 2017

‘Despicable Me 3’ Review: Minions steal the show in another ‘delightful’ story about families

Illumination continues to grow their Despicable Me franchise, with their third film, Despicable Me 3, hitting theaters this weekend.

DP3 begins as the world’s most mediocre villain, Gru, is now the world’s most mediocre Anti-Villain League agent. When he lets the villain Evil Brat get away he and Lucy are fired. The now unemployed Gru suddenly learns he has a twin brother, Dru.

The Minions leave Gru because he won’t return to villainy and the family goes to meet Dru. Lucy spends her time learning to be a stepmom while Gru and Dru spend their time learning to be brothers.

The Minions are the highlight of the film. While on their own they accidentally perform in an America’s Got Talent type show and end up getting themselves locked up. Their song bits are easily the highlight of the film.

The plot is fractured and takes the audience in various directions that are only loosely intertwined. The weaving and bobbing, set to an 80’s music soundtrack, eventually brings the family together in the end. Minions are always a family treat and fans of the franchise will be delighted to add another movie to their collection.

The voice cast includes  Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate and Julie Andrews. Check out the official synopsis below.

Despicable Me 3 earns 2 1/2 stars out of 5 stars

Fans of the franchise and that target audience, kids, will certainly be entertained.

Related: Despicable Me Review – HERE

Minions Review HER

Minions 2 set for 2020


Illumination, who brought audiences Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions in

Despicable Me 3.  Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, the animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud.

Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon.  Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.  The film will be released in theaters on June 30, 2017.

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