Gru faces off against Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who has grown up to become obsessed with the character that he played in the '80s, and gets into some sibling rivalry when he meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist to steal the diamond that Bratt has stolen.
Excellent movie (by m-maru)
Third part of the saga and honestly, it is the best. I liked the film very much, each one of the plots were great, especially that of the villainous Balthazar Bratt the great ones are sure to like and remember moments of the 80s and the twin Dru that made him laugh a lot. The Minions have few moments, but incredible and very good. I also highlight the moments of the girls with Lucy Wilde, has some very good and exciting backgrounds. I liked the last few minutes, had a very good end and a surprise for me, since I did not expect it. The animation is very good, the soundtrack amazing. 3D is <more>
good, but does not have great scenes to highlight. An ideal movie for the whole family, they will enjoy it very much.
I have two words for you...Dance Fight! (by nogodnomasters)
As a good guy, agent Gru gets an arch enemy in Balthazar Bratt, a deposed teen star who holds a grudge against Hollywood. Gru discovers he has a twin brother and together they team up to stop Bratt and do some bonding along the way. The girls and Minions provide some subplots.I had to laugh. Fun for adults and kids. Great 80's tunes. Makes fun of Hollywood action films.Closest thing to swearing was "son of a beta-max" and the minions say "boobs" and who knows what else.
Lovely return to what's special about Despicable Me (by mina-cute)
I really liked the film. It is funny, touching, fast-paced and gives attention to all its characters. Minions don't dominate the film but are hilarious, the girls are super adorable and Gru-Dru relationships was handled a lot better than I expected. - Seen at world premiere at Annecy
A nice, family-friendly ending to a half-way decent trilogy. (by Carycomic)
Once again, Steve Carell proves he's better at doing CGI voice-overs than he is at live-action comedy.The movie begins with a retrospective news story about Balthazar Bratt; an ex-child TV star gone bad Holy Danny Partridge, Batman! . Followed by the super-villainous, middle-aged version going after the world's biggest diamond in the modern day. When Gru and Lucy fail to capture him, however, it turns out that this is the _third_ such disastrous confrontation.Result; termination of employment with extreme though non-lethal prejudice.The rest of the film is like a cross between <more>
Disney's THE INCREDIBLES and the Ah-nuld/Devito comedy TWINS. Carell does an admittedly good job making Drew appear to be a more naive/less competent version of Old Gru the villainous one from the first film simply by using a shriller voice combined with wavy-blond CGI hair! So, who better to help him overcome that handicap than his long-lost brother who once stole the Moon, itself?Speaking of shrill voices; once again, the Minions are voiced--at higher RPM's--by French executive producer Pierre Coffin. Although, the sub-plot about their going to prison for loitering and trespassing wasn't as hilarious as it could have been, I still got a kick out of the French version of that old Gilbert and Sullivan classic, "The Modern Major General."I also loved Julie Andrews' cameo "appearance" as the voice of Gru's mother now a cougar-ish dowager . Priceless!But, of course, what really stole the show as in the first two films was the lovability of Little Agnes. This time, on the hunt for a "really live unicorn."Add all of the above--plus some STAR WARS and Marx Brothers references-- to a toe-tapping, finger-snapping, head-bobbing sound track from the Eighties back when MTV actually lived up to the name "Music Television" and you've got another winner from Sony/Illumination.
I have been a big fan of the despicable me series I always laugh at the adult jokes on the characters The first movie was good it was nothing that special but quite cute and funny the 2nd one I thought was a lot more better then the first one as it focus more on gru trying to find a girlfriend in his life the minions prequel was rather great as it gave the minions their own story about them in 2017 I saw teaser for despicable me 3 and I thought it would be good and oh boy was i right it was a huge step up from the last two movies with so many references from 80s pop culture songs and classic <more>
TV shows like Doctor who etc I found it quite funny when dru and gru where in their black and white rubber suits in the credits such great reference to the mad comic spy vs spy I loved how they also gave the minions less screen time and focus more on the main characters then they did in the last two films overall such a great improvement over the last two movies who knows they might do a TV series who knows 9/10
Entertaining! Funny! and Adorable! They've done it again! (by uzitha)
When the first trailer of the third installment of the popular franchise surfaced on YouTube, I was quite amused but skeptical at the same time. I loved the previous two movies, but the 2015 Minions movie fell very short of my expectations where the jokes seemed overdone and I kept glancing at the time hoping it would end. I went to the cinema not knowing what to expect, because despite my doubts, at least rotten tomatoes had given it a good rating. From the first scene itself to the last, this movie had me laughing throughout. The jokes were slapstick most of the time, there was no real <more>
depth to it, but was there ever? Nevertheless it was good. I instantly loved the villain, the man wearing shoulder pants! While not as entertaining as vector from the first movie, this 80's villain Balthazar Bratth held up as a worthy successor. The minion bits were good, as long as it's not a continuous two hours of the yellow bastards running around and making trouble, they are a treat to watch. The next highlight of the movie was Dru, Gru's twin brother. And not bad at all, Steve Carell manages to do a higher pitch version of the same voice and accent he used with Gru and he nails it. The character blend effortlessly into movie.The third movie follows the same formula as the first two, the super villain causes big trouble kidnapping someone close to Gru while making things go boom boom! While Gru and the family come to the rescue. However unlike most movie trilogies, where the jokes get old and we feel they should just stop *cough cough transformer cough cough* Despicable me 3 manages to keep her charm and deliver a very entertaining movie. I went with my family and everyone enjoyed!
Better than the second and Minions (by deanacolomban)
This movie was my second favorite out of all of the Despicable Me movies including Minions . My favorite is the first one. But this movie was so funny and enjoyable to watch! Will your kids enjoy it? Yes they will. Even the Adults should enjoy it. This movie was so funny everyone in theaters laughed at the jokes and so did I and my family. This is a movie worth watching.
Three is A Win For Me (by rgkarim)
Despite what I had hoped, it seemed inevitable for Universal studios to bring about another Despicable Me movie to compete in this summer's animation flick. The series has been incredibly popular with merchandising, despite a film series with an up and down quality. Gru and company are back for another round to try and tickle our funny bones while melting our hearts in the process. Will time number four three if you don't count the prequel return back to the quality of the first predecessor, or does it fall victim to merchandising simplicity? Robbie K here to try and answer that <more>
question! Let's get started!LIKES:Animation/Cute: We all know that these movies are adorable, and that same atmosphere is present through much of the movie. The relationships between Gru and his Minions, and his newfound brother Dru, and even lovable little Agnes and her new family are certain to soften the hardest hearts. And to bring that cuteness to full form is the lovable, fluid, and crazy animation of this series. All the disproportioned anatomical parts, colorful settings, and vibrant gestures are flawless in this movie and bring that same atmosphere you fell in love with. Funny/Clever: Of course Despicable Me isn't just about being cute, but also comical at the same time. It seems the directing team learned something from their first movie, and did a nice job bringing entertainment to the silver screen. Despicable Me 3 dives back into its comedy roots, maximizing on awkwardly hilarious scenarios and over the top comedic delivery. Gru and Dru spout off plenty of one-liners that had me laughing, in those grossly accented, over the top accents that make me laugh. The writing is not only well-timed, but also quite clever in the number of references they make alongside the pokes at popular culture. Even the Minions redeem themselves, falling back into a supporting role that changes up the comedy styles and brings even more laughs. Such nice balance works and is a step in the right direction for future series, especially with the jokes integrated into a story instead of just jabbering nonsense.Music: If you have read my previous reviews, then you know I appreciate good sound support to the visuals. Certainly, the sound editing goes well with all the crazy visual effects, but the real masterpiece comes in the music. Balthazar Bratt is an 80's obsessed villain, see the trailer, and with this obsession comes a love for the 80's songs. Despicable Me 3 is not shy of the wonders of the decade, in all their toe tapping, synthesizer heavy glory. I was happy to know all the songs on the track list, and appreciated it even more at the clever integration into the movie. Sure, there are some stretches into the silly section, but for the most part my friend and I had a blast enjoying the teams' integration into the movie that was incredibly fun!DISLIKES:Smaller Character Development: It was cute, it was cuddly, and it had some strong moments of development. Yet Despicable Me 3 still cannot hold a candle to the majesty of the first film in regards to balance of the character development. Gru and Dru's story is well matched, and the main villain has a tightened-up story. Yet, the development of the other characters remains lacking at parts, forced at times into a rushed mess that felt shallow and lacking. Gru is doing well with his fatherhood, but the third installment somehow washes the caring father role away in favor of the newer relationships, such a shame. In addition, I didn't feel the emotional kick like I did back in the first installments as well. There was one point I felt sorry for a side character, but outside of that nothing. No Dr. Nefario: It's unfortunate, but true. Fans of the notorious, invention making, gas filled madmen are going to be disappointed with the lack of his deep voice and obscure lines. Sure, there is a cameo that is quite entertaining , but the absence of the side kick was a disappointment to this reviewer and the hilarity that could have ensued. Oh well, perhaps the next one will bring him back into the mix, but don't get your heart set on anything. Trailers reveals much: Why can Hollywood not learn to sell everything in the trailers? Despicable me 3 falls victim to much being revealed in the 3-4 TV spots that have been released. Pay attention to these trailers and you will be able to decipher the intentions, schemes, and outcomes of much of the movie leaving little to the imagination. And yes, there are many comedy moments that have been overdone on the trailers, which may chip away some of the effect. Shame on you advertising for revealing so much surprise. Fortunately, if you are free of TV ads thanks to streaming , you are okay. The VERDICT:Despicable Me 3 was a fun, family friendly adventure that I very much enjoyed. With a fantastic sense of comedy, revamping of storytelling, and animation to support it all, I certainly think this entertainment worth watching. Yes, it still has its shortcomings in regards to emotional punches, character development, and surprise, but this reviewer feels the positivity contained in the 90 minutes will make up for it. Worth a trip to the theater? You bet it is, but no so much in 3-D as it did little but to add the coming at you from the screen gimmick. My scores are:Animation/Action/Adventure: 8.0 Movie Overall: 7.0