Despicable Me 3: Review
We check out the latest instalment of 'minion madness'
Gru may have been the original star of Despicable Me, but we all know it’s the minions who stole the show and have taken over the world. So we were thrilled to meet them at a screening of their latest adventure this weekend. We were also super thrilled to have a close encounter with Gru’s car (seeing that parked up in Leicester Square was a real wow moment).
So how are things in the world of Gru?
Well, first of all you’d better buckle up, this is a full throttle adventure, jam packed full of fast cars and chase scenes. Oh, and unicorns of course. Gru (Steve Carrell) and Lucy (Kristen Wiig) are trying (it has to be said, with varying degrees of success) to bring supervillain-cum-80s-throwback, Balthazar Bratt (South Park’s Trey Parker) to justice. Lucy is also trying to get to grips with being a mum of three (tricky). And they all have to deal with the rather astounding news that Gru has a long-lost twin brother (who saw that coming?). Dru (also Carrell) is a blonde fop of limited brain who is kind of on the wrong side of the law (though villainy does not come naturally to him). He is thrilled to meet Gru and the family, and he is also he's determined to persuade Gru to join him in a heist – will our hero be tempted to return his old ways?
So what of the minions?
Well the biggest difference to previous movies is that they spend most of it apart from Gru – they storm out after having an hilarious hissy fit about the direction the business has taken. And Dr Nefario is missing altogether (let’s just say he’s had an unfortunate accident while doing an experiment – surely no one is surprised by that). But the gags still come thick and fast and the new characters are a breath of fresh air, and basically the whole thing will keep everyone (regardless of age) thoroughly entertained. Can’t ask for more than that.
In cinemas 30 June 2017
Reviewed by Rachel Price