Monday, July 3, 2017

Despicable Me 3 Review: Gru and His Hilarious Minions Return To A Life Of Crime

With a mixture of elusively European shaping, a storyline that combines humor and emotion, Despicable Me 3 proves once again it can be an entertainment charm for the kiddos and classic laugh lovers. Showing that there’s life outside Pixar and Disney, Despicable Me 3 is a hilarious piece of product that will bring out good laughs in you.

Despicable Me 3 follows the story of Gru, (voiced by Steve Carrell) as he and Lucy (Kristen Wiig) got terminated from their employment, leading their lives into an unsure place until one day Gru heard about his unknown twin brother, Dru (also Carell), who desires to form a relationship with his long-lost brother. But Dru’s secret plot gave the chance for Gru to revenge on Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), the popular super villain who’s behind Gru’s termination from his job.

Aside from how Gru attacks the scenes hysterically, there’s another hilarious twist. The minions end up with their own mini adventures, an adventure that climaxes with the scene-stealing of the funny ones in jail.  I can say that the decision to separate the Minion’s adventure from Gru is a wise idea, as it allows the yellow bastards to exist as their own mini movie without having to detract from the core storyline. I love how funny the characters are in their moderate doses, and I am once again thrilled that something fresh has become a part of the entertainment lexicon. Kudos to directors Kyle Baldas and Pierre Coffin, and to the writers, Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul!

Although the story is a bit predictable, it’s fun, entertaining, and kid-friendly. The 1980’s humor and silly Minion jokes make me laugh too much. The double character of Carell, one dark, and the other bald, is indeed formulaic. The twin material is endearing, funny and is very easy to comprehend even by the youngest viewers. And the movie’s scoring by PharrelWilliams is enriched by 1980’s hits such as Madonna, Nena, and Michael Jackson.

As for the movie’s villain, I can totally say that Parket’sBratt is a memorable antagonist. His voice perfectly matches an indignant middle-aged man who wasn’t able to come to terms with all his fall from celebrity. And Despicable Me 3 wasn’t just for kids. The sight gags and classic jokes also appeal to our Gen X and Y parents. The moviemakers toned down the risky minion focus since the second movie, which turns out to be for the better. Yes, this movie lacks something, the reason why it does not go in par with the standards of the first movie. But still, it’s a great Despicable Me movie, as it promotes lessons about loyal friends, siblings, and families.

Whoa! Overall, I love the subplots keep the story spinning merrily. Thanks to the charming and hilarious nature of the silly characters and their genuine kindness, Despicable Me 3 is still entertaining enough as a decent sequel of the two chapters.

Lastly, the hollow sweetness at the heart of the movie makes me want to watch another Despicable Me movie anytime soon.


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