Release Date: June 30, 2017
Run Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
After Credit Scene: NO
IMAX Viewing: NO
3D Viewing: NO
Reviewer: Wayne Demers
The Dope Sheet Score: 7.9 out of 10
A Non-Spoiler Review
Gru, bad guy turned good guy, finds out that he has a twin brother. He and his family go to meet his newly found brother and bond over an attempt to thwart the evil plan of Balthazar Bratt. Bratt, a child actor who’s tv show was canceled, now grown up, has turned to a life of crime.
What works: For those who love the Minions, have no fear as they get plenty of screen time and are funny. So many 80’s references in this movie that parents are sure to enjoy. The message echoed is ‘family,’ and is a theme throughout the film. Steve Carell continues to do the voice of Gru and in this film, he also does the voice of Dru, Gru’s twin brother. Excellent voice work done by the cast.
What doesn’t work: Although a good movie and it is trying to evolve the characters, this is a kid’s movie at heart and it doesn’t keep adults engaged. This is fully expected by me, but this is the only fault I had with the movie
A good soundtrack for those who enjoy the 80’s and as I mentioned above, there are many 80’s references. Fun and refreshing story, this franchise has a good track record and provides another good sequel. My instinct tells me we’ll see another movie in the future as there are a few different directions it could continue, that is if the movie continues to be a financial success as well. Kids are sure to enjoy this summer film.
On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest, I give Despicable Me 3 a 7.9. It is worth seeing in the theater and maybe a popcorn combo.
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