“Despicable Me 3” Review: The Better Sequel

DESPICABLE ME 3 (2017) Review
Directed by Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin

After Despicable Me 2 and Minions, I had low hopes for the franchise because it feels like it just wants to make money out of its characters especially the adorable breakthroughs, the minions.

But 2 years after Minions, here we are, still adoring over the cuteness of the yellow creatures that we have no idea what they are talking about. And Gru (Carell) together with Lucy (Wiig) and the girls, who are weirdly not growing up, still being who they are seven (7) years after the first Despicable Me film was released.

Despicable Me 3 continues the story of Gru, Lucy and Margo, Edith and Agnes but there’s another addition to the family, Gru’s twin brother. And while they’re figuring out that missing part of Gru that suddenly appears, a new villain arises and terrorize the world for revenge.

The film is fun, it might not be the smartest option for the kids to watch, but it’s entertaining. And the film doesn’t stop offering colorful characters and scenes that is what the film wants its audience to experience.

It may not feel new or give a poignant story line like the first one but Despicable Me 3 proves that the franchise can still offer something to the audience. And having Balthazar Bratt as the new villain is something fun to watch.

It’s definitely better than Despicable Me 2 but still lacks the heart and the inventiveness of the first Despicable Me movie. Steve Carell is still as talented as ever, now voicing two distinct characters in the third installment.

Despicable Me 3


2.5 stars

“Despicable Me 3” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from United International Pictures, distributed by Columbia Pictures. Rated PG by the MTRCB.

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