It’s been two years since we last visited the madcap world of Despicable Me, in spin-off Minions, which received a mixed response but made over $1 billion at the box office. Despicable Me 3 sees a return to the full cast of the first two movies, together with new faces in the form of Dru (Steve Carrell), Gru’s cheerier brother, and retro villain Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker).
Gru is now happily married and working with wife Lucy (Kristen Wiig) at the Anti-Villain League. The status quo lasts mere moments, however, after which our hapless hero loses his job, his Minions, and his purpose in life. But there’s little time to mope, as in classic soap opera style Gru finds out he has a secret twin named Dru, who has a favour to ask of his formerly villainous sibling. Teaming up with Dru, Gru’s lured back into an adventure that has him embrace his past and face the delusional Balthazar Bratt, a spandex-clad villain who never left the ‘80s.
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Overall Rating: 3 out of 5
A fun family film that is stuffed to the brim with plots but doesn’t give them enough chance to breath for true comedy gold.