I will be the first to admit I have found these movies very annoying and not interesting. But when my mom and sister wanted to watch the movie, I decided, why not. A little popcorn and movie watching couldn’t hurt me. It might hurt you because you now have to read my review for the movie. If you haven’t watched the movie, you are clear of spoilers but if you haven’t watched any of the others, you might be at risk.
Title: Despicable Me 3
Directed By: Pierre Coffin and Kyle Badla
Distributed By: Universal Pictures
Released: June 30, 2017
Run Time: 90 Minutes
The mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world.
- Steve Carell as Felonious Gru
- Steve Carell also as Dru
- Kristen Wiig as Lucy Wilde
- Trey Parker as Bratt
- Miranda Cosgrove as Margo
- Dana Gaier as Edith
- Nev Scharrel as Agnes
- Steve Coogan as Ramsbottom
- Steve Coogan also as Fritz
- Andy Nyman as Clive
- Julie Andrews as Marlena Gru
- Jenny Slate as Valerie Da Vinci
- Pierre Coffin as the Minions
- Pierre Coffin also as museum director
Gru’s life has taken a very interesting turn. He has went from being a villain to defeating them. He has taken in three girls and started treating them as his own kids. He even found a wife, Lucy, through his current job. Now him and his wife has been fired from their job and they have no idea what the world is going to be holding for them. Including a secret twin brother half way across the world named Dru. With the news getting to Gru, Dru invites him and his family to come to his place for one reason. To teach him how to be a villain. But Gru isn’t sure because of his past life. Will Gru be willing to teach his new found brother the art of being a villain or will he stick to his gut?
The movie did seem to be written well. There were a few things that were written into the plot that seemed a little inappropriate and a little too old for younger kids but that might just be me. They did play the trailer for Pitch Perfect 3 while we were watching the movie. But for a children’s animation, the movie did bring out a very important lesson. If you wish for a unicorn, you get a goat. Basically, the message you get from the movie is that life doesn’t always give you what you want. Sometimes you get other things instead and you end up loving it anyway. And I personally think that the writers and the brains of the movie did a pretty decent job on doing that.
I do have to say that whoever planned out the whole movie did a real nice job with everything. The characters seemed really perfect for a children’s movie when it comes to the events that they had to go through and they didn’t really act like they were that villainy. It’s a word. Trust me. The animations were nicely done and the songs they picked did go well with the whole movie.
My big problem was the fact that the movie was not original at all. I feel like a lot of movies like this have the same thing happening over and over again. It feels like I am sitting through the same movie. Maybe that is one of the reasons my mom and sisters really enjoy movies like this. They all end the same way and nothing new or exciting happens. Here’s my thing though. Isn’t the big thing with this movie series, the minions? Aren’t they the ones who basically have gotten these movies to where they are? Yes, we have the unicorn obsessed daughter, the dangerous and troublemaking daughter, and the mature for her age, but isn’t it the minions we all love? My sister loves the minions, well at least she used to. They got their own movie called Minions a few years ago. Shouldn’t the movie at least show them in more scenes than what they were in?
I will say that there were a lot of funny moments when it comes to Bratt’s moments on screen. He’s so obsessed with his old self, well the fake character he played on a TV show that he does everything in his daily life to be like him. He’s stuck in the past and he doesn’t want to let go of it. The idea is not original. I see it in millions of movies, either children’s or adult movies, that I honestly think it is an overused idea. But something about they wrote Bratt’s character and some of the things that he did were hilarious.
The character interaction through the whole thing was sort of strange to watch as well. I sort of felt like the cast hated each other and they don’t like the movie series anymore. There was something missing in the way that they all spoke to each other. Lucy’s desperate need to have the girls view her as a ‘mom’. Bratt’s interactions with Lucy and Gru. I will say that Steve Carrell is still hilarious to watch in the movie, but he just wasn’t the same. It’s like the cast is too old for their characters and it is time for the cast to get redone. It might just be me but seeing a 20 something playing a 14 or 15-year-old is a little weird, and it is an animated movie. Ask me how that works and I don’t have an answer for it.
Overall, I would have to give this movie a good 2.5 out of 5. If I was a little younger and I actually found enjoyment in minions and all, I might have liked it a little more. If you are a really big fan of the movie series and you are minion obsessed, you should totally go and watch it because you will enjoy it. And yes, I do believe there is going to be a fourth movie. Sadly. Hopefully, I am out of the house or I have something else planned for the day.
Have you watched this movie? Did you enjoy it? Have you seen the others in the series? What is your favorite one in the series? Would you see another movie in this franchise? What was the last movie you watched? Was it any good? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!