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Despicable Me 3 Review

Apart from some notable exceptions, sequels are rarely as good as the original films. And when we are dealing with 3rd instalments, they are normally pretty bad. Fortunately, ‘Despicable Me’ has always been different – and though number 3 is starting to feel a tired, it remains a good enjoyable instalment in the franchise.

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‘Despicable Me 3’ offers absolutely nothing new. But that’s ok, because as far as Gru and the gang are concerned, the ‘same old same old’ gives a nice film experience. I felt this is defiantly the weakest of the 3 films, but enjoyable none the less. You do kind of feel that the long lost brother story line, and Lucy struggling to be a mum sub plot is starting to scrape the barrel in terms of story idea though.

Despicable-Me-3-Trailer-3-2

Lucky for us, there is new super villain in town called Balthazar Brat! Brat is voiced by the incredibly talented Trey Parker (Southpark) and absolutely steals the show. He relishes in providing an over the top 80s themed villain. Parents will adore the 80s music and kids will love the dance fights. I would not have enjoyed Despicable Me 3 half as much if Trey Parker wasn’t in it.

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Steve Carell provides another brilliant turn as Gru (and his unknown twin Drew), though the loss of Russell brand as Dr Nefario was noticeable. The minions are just kind of there with their own “We want to be evil” subplot.

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However much as I enjoyed this film, I can’t help but feel that this should be the end. Gru should hang up his freeze ray and the minions should retire to club banana.

Ups:

All of Balthazar Brats scenes

Gru dangling from a bubble gum wedgie

Gru racing his evil dads car

Downs:

Forced sub plots

Pace of the 3rd act

Feeling tired

3/5 Stars

Chris

Twitter @CW_Stagg

 

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Despicable Me 3 Review

Apart from some notable exceptions, sequels are rarely as good as the original films. And when we are dealing with 3rd instalments, they are normally pretty bad. Fortunately, ‘Despicable Me’ has always been different – and though number 3 is starting to feel a tired, it remains a good enjoyable instalment in the franchise.

despicable-me-3-016-1280x533

‘Despicable Me 3’ offers absolutely nothing new. But that’s ok, because as far as Gru and the gang are concerned, the ‘same old same old’ gives a nice film experience. I felt this is defiantly the weakest of the 3 films, but enjoyable none the less. You do kind of feel that the long lost brother story line, and Lucy struggling to be a mum sub plot is starting to scrape the barrel in terms of story idea though.

Despicable-Me-3-Trailer-3-2

Lucky for us, there is new super villain in town called Balthazar Brat! Brat is voiced by the incredibly talented Trey Parker (Southpark) and absolutely steals the show. He relishes in providing an over the top 80s themed villain. Parents will adore the 80s music and kids will love the dance fights. I would not have enjoyed Despicable Me 3 half as much if Trey Parker wasn’t in it.

despicable-me-3

Steve Carell provides another brilliant turn as Gru (and his unknown twin Drew), though the loss of Russell brand as Dr Nefario was noticeable. The minions are just kind of there with their own “We want to be evil” subplot.

la-et-mn-despicable-me-3-twin-trailer

However much as I enjoyed this film, I can’t help but feel that this should be the end. Gru should hang up his freeze ray and the minions should retire to club banana.

Ups:

All of Balthazar Brats scenes

Gru dangling from a bubble gum wedgie

Gru racing his evil dads car

Downs:

Forced sub plots

Pace of the 3rd act

Feeling tired

3/5 Stars

Chris

Twitter @CW_Stagg

 

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Despicable Me 3 Review

Apart from some notable exceptions, sequels are rarely as good as the original films. And when we are dealing with 3rd instalments, they are normally pretty bad. Fortunately, ‘Despicable Me’ has always been different – and though number 3 is starting to feel a tired, it remains a good enjoyable instalment in the franchise.

despicable-me-3-016-1280x533

‘Despicable Me 3’ offers absolutely nothing new. But that’s ok, because as far as Gru and the gang are concerned, the ‘same old same old’ gives a nice film experience. I felt this is defiantly the weakest of the 3 films, but enjoyable none the less. You do kind of feel that the long lost brother story line, and Lucy struggling to be a mum sub plot is starting to scrape the barrel in terms of story idea though.

Despicable-Me-3-Trailer-3-2

Lucky for us, there is new super villain in town called Balthazar Brat! Brat is voiced by the incredibly talented Trey Parker (Southpark) and absolutely steals the show. He relishes in providing an over the top 80s themed villain. Parents will adore the 80s music and kids will love the dance fights. I would not have enjoyed Despicable Me 3 half as much if Trey Parker wasn’t in it.

despicable-me-3

Steve Carell provides another brilliant turn as Gru (and his unknown twin Drew), though the loss of Russell brand as Dr Nefario was noticeable. The minions are just kind of there with their own “We want to be evil” subplot.

la-et-mn-despicable-me-3-twin-trailer

However much as I enjoyed this film, I can’t help but feel that this should be the end. Gru should hang up his freeze ray and the minions should retire to club banana.

Ups:

All of Balthazar Brats scenes

Gru dangling from a bubble gum wedgie

Gru racing his evil dads car

Downs:

Forced sub plots

Pace of the 3rd act

Feeling tired

3/5 Stars

Chris

Twitter @CW_Stagg

 

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Despicable Me 3 Review

Apart from some notable exceptions, sequels are rarely as good as the original films. And when we are dealing with 3rd instalments, they are normally pretty bad. Fortunately, ‘Despicable Me’ has always been different – and though number 3 is starting to feel a tired, it remains a good enjoyable instalment in the franchise.

despicable-me-3-016-1280x533

‘Despicable Me 3’ offers absolutely nothing new. But that’s ok, because as far as Gru and the gang are concerned, the ‘same old same old’ gives a nice film experience. I felt this is defiantly the weakest of the 3 films, but enjoyable none the less. You do kind of feel that the long lost brother story line, and Lucy struggling to be a mum sub plot is starting to scrape the barrel in terms of story idea though.

Despicable-Me-3-Trailer-3-2

Lucky for us, there is new super villain in town called Balthazar Brat! Brat is voiced by the incredibly talented Trey Parker (Southpark) and absolutely steals the show. He relishes in providing an over the top 80s themed villain. Parents will adore the 80s music and kids will love the dance fights. I would not have enjoyed Despicable Me 3 half as much if Trey Parker wasn’t in it.

despicable-me-3

Steve Carell provides another brilliant turn as Gru (and his unknown twin Drew), though the loss of Russell brand as Dr Nefario was noticeable. The minions are just kind of there with their own “We want to be evil” subplot.

la-et-mn-despicable-me-3-twin-trailer

However much as I enjoyed this film, I can’t help but feel that this should be the end. Gru should hang up his freeze ray and the minions should retire to club banana.

Ups:

All of Balthazar Brats scenes

Gru dangling from a bubble gum wedgie

Gru racing his evil dads car

Downs:

Forced sub plots

Pace of the 3rd act

Feeling tired

3/5 Stars

Chris

Twitter @CW_Stagg

 

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