“Despicable Me 3”-Review:

Gru meets his long lost brother, Dru, who is more successful and charming than he his. Dru wants to team up with his brother for one last heist. 

The Despicable Me franchise has been a success to say the least. Making a massive amount of money for Universal, they thought it was a good idea to make the spinoff Minions. Universal wasn’t wrong in that logic. While the quality of the film wasn’t up to the standard the previous Despicable Me films set, Minions smashed at the box office. It took in over a billion dollars worldwide. The studio has taken this franchise back to its roots centering the story around Gru and making the Minions side characters. How will we feel after another Despicable Me film?

Despicable Me 3 is a good time at the movies. Adults and kids can like it just as much. That’s how this franchise is, I’ve enjoyed this series and the third installment hasn’t fatigued me on these characters. 

The voice acting is good as always. Steve Carrell pulls double duty. He voices Gru, and his twin Dru. He brings a different inflection to each character, and they did feel separate. Obviously you know that’s Steve Carrell, but it didn’t feel like he Dru was a carbon copy of Gru. Kristen Wiig as Lucy was serviceable. She has that motherly voice, which works well for her role as she tries to win over the girls. Margo, Edith, and Agnes bring a lot to these films. Their sisterhood is beautiful. Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, and Nev Scharrel deliver fantastic voice work. The family dynamic is why I enjoy these films. The girls’ bond with Gru is truly heartwarming, and watching them grow fondly of Lucy was a joy to watch progress. 

As for the story it’s pretty generic. If you watched the trailer you can put together what’s gonna happen. I enjoyed the little Minions side mission, and they had their moments as always. There isn’t much else to say about it. All in all, if you like this series you’ll love Despicable Me 3. 


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