McCann At The Movies: ‘Despicable Me 3 Is Fun For The Family

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Our movie guy, John McCann, really enjoyed the latest offering in the Despicable Me series…

Gru and the gang return in the third instalment of the popular ‘Despicable Me’ franchise in a film that provides lots of entertainment laughs and fun for all ages.

Being the third (fourth if you include the Minions movie) instalment of an animated series is always going to bring the pressure of maintaining that magic and originality that made this animated collection so popular to begin with, but Despicable Me 3 just about gets there in a film that, while not reaching the heights of its predecessors, does still provide lots of entertainment, laughs and fun for all the family.

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In Despicable Me 3, after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him, Gru travels to Freedonia to meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world.

The old favourites are out here in force with the hilarious Minions, the adorable Agnes and the introduction of the ying to Gru’s yang, Dru ,adding much of the comic relief and merriment.

Proceedings are anchored spectacularly once again by the always reliable Steve Carrell as Gru (whilst also playing the excellent Dru) but it’s the arrival of nemesis Balthazar Bratt that provides much of the best moments of the film.

His outlandish,fiendish and largely comical antics coupled with an excellent accompanying 80’s soundtrack (to keep the older kids happy no doubt!) are the fuel that drive this 90 minutes of fun and make this a welcome addition to the series.

Overall, a busy film filled with fun, frolics and foolishness that will please fans of the franchise and family members of all ages! Good fun!


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