Despicable Me 3 (2017)

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Released:  Friday, June 30, 2017  
Length:  90 minutes
Studio: Universal Pictures
Genre: Animation/Family
Rating: Despicable Me 3 is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of AmericaSome material may not be suitable for children.


Synopsis

The team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions.

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ryanremy123
 Awesomeness
09/07/2017 11:40 PM EST

kylarowe23
 Love it!❤️
08/04/2017 1:57 PM EST

bbgnena
 Best movie ever
07/26/2017 7:24 PM EST

coreyanthony26
 More Minions Means More Minion Mayhem Now I Like That A lot When is Minions 2 Coming Out
07/22/2017 12:53 AM EST

x_mfunes_x
 Cool movie
07/21/2017 12:33 PM EST

bossboy7515
 Love it ten stars
07/20/2017 10:05 PM EST

slay
 It's trash lol
07/14/2017 7:07 PM EST

xxromeroxx
 ❤️❤️❤️❤️
07/09/2017 4:07 PM EST

movieguynathan
 Yo ho yo ho a minions life for me! Just finished pirates time for Despicable Me 3 again!
07/01/2017 4:05 PM EST

ali121
 King bob!!!!!
06/27/2017 6:57 PM EST

movieguynathan
 @FlickDirect screening. BANANA!
06/27/2017 6:33 PM EST

cathy33436
 So excited for tomorrow
06/26/2017 10:35 PM EST

llong12
 This movie is going to be AWSOME!
06/18/2017 4:03 PM EST

pandalover708
 Can't wait!!!
06/16/2017 8:47 PM EST

whitdog
 I am so excited to watch this movie
06/07/2017 10:05 AM EST
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Win Complimentary Passes For Two To An Advance Screening of Univ...  06/19/2017 4:24 PM EST
When Despicable Me came to theaters in 2010, no one could have predicted the franchise it would become. It not only warranted a sequel in 2013 but two spinoff movies starring those adorable, little,  yellow guys - the minions.  The movie and the minions also have spawned merchandising opportunities galore and there is even a ride at Universal Orlando Resort.  Finally, just in time for summer vacat...  More>>

Win Complimentary Passes to See a 3D Advance Screening of Univer...  06/19/2013 11:11 AM EST
Universal won't be releasing "Despicable Me 2" nationwide until Wednesday, July 3, but we are giving you a chance to see a 3D advance screening! Simply click here to enter the sweepstakes and like us on Facebook. All names will be entered into a drawing for two complimentary tickets to see "DESPICABLE ME 2" in WEST PALM BEACH, FL, before it opens nationwide.   Contest ends June 26, 11:59 PM EST. F...  More>>

Sandra Bullock to Voice Lead Villain in Minions Film  02/12/2013 3:07 PM EST
Sandra Bullock has been chosen to voice the lead villain in the upcoming film, "Minions"  The film is a spinoff from the Universal Pictures "Despicable Me" franchise.  Bullock will play Scarlet Overkill, a stylish super villain who plans on taking over the world.  "Minions" will feature the little yellow henchmen that will also be making appearance in this summer's "Despicable Me" sequel.  They fi...  More>>

Despicable Me Minions Get Spinoff Film  08/22/2012 11:44 AM EST
Universal has announced that they will be making a "Despicable Me" spinoff film for the Minions.Before the spinoff is released, the Minions will be seen in "Despicable Me 2", which will be released on July 3, 2013. The as of yet untitled spinoff, which is currently being called the Untitled Minions Project In 3D, already has a scheduled release date for December 19, 2014.The film will be produced ...  More>>


Despicable Me 3 Theatrical Review


Let's face it… Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures hit gold back in 2010 when the first Despicable Me movie made its way into theaters.  With great characters, funny lines and a solid story, it delighted audiences, especially the adorable little yellow Minions.  Due to its success, it was followed in 2013 by its sequel along with the spinoff films starring the Minions. It spawned a plethora of merchandising opportunities and the Minions even have their own amusement park ride.  This year, in anticipation of the July 4th holiday, Gru (Steve Carell; The Office), Lucy (Kristen Wiig; Bridesmaids), the girls and all the Minions are back in Despicable Me 3.

After marrying Lucy, Gru turned from a life of crime to a secret agent bringing justice to the world.  However, when his nemesis Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker; South Park) slips through his fingers yet again, Gru is fired by the new head of the AVL.  Without a job and unsure of what to do, he gets an unexpected visit and discovers he has a twin brother, Dru (Carell) who needs Gru's help.  So Gru, Lucy and the girls head to Fredonia to meet this long lost family member.

Living in a big house as a successful pig farmer, Dru has a secret that their father, who Gru thought had died, was actually a successful villain.  Now that he has passed away, Dru wants Gru to show him how to be a villain but Gru explains he left all that behind for marriage and kids.  However, When Bratt steals the most expensive Diamond in the world, the brothers go on a quest to steal it back.  Along the way they have their bumps and bruises but ultimately come to an emotional reconciliation.

Once thing the film has going for it is its talented cast.  Carell is excellent at his voiceover work and Gru is a well know and recognizable character.  His turn at Dru is also well done, as he makes two distinct but similar voices.  Wiig is great as Lucy and her voice has a warm tone to it that is appealing.  Parker's Bratt has a rougher edge which is perfect for the villain he plays.  Of the three girls, Nev Scharrel's (Clippings) Agnes is absolutely adorable and she manages to steal the show a few times.  Of course, those adorable little, yellow guys –the Minions- are very much the scene stealers as well, though they don't appear too much throughout the hour and a half running time.

The soundtrack, filled with ‘80's pop tunes and original songs from Pharrell Williams, adds to the overall upbeat feel of the film and gives off an aura of general happiness. The animation is excellent but I expect no less from an Illuminations Production.  Vibrant colors permeate the screen making everything bright and joyous.

The film has a lot going for it yet, somehow, it just doesn't have the same feel as the first two films and drags a little.  While it offers up a few laughs, there wasn't enough to offset the moments that lag in between.  I didn't especially like the Balthazar Bratt character and found him rather annoying, which may have diminished my enthusiasm for the movie.  Carell has stated he doesn't know that he would reprise his role as Gru in a fourth film (but did insist he would be willing to do a cameo in future Minions movies) and I think he makes a wise choice. 

While I love the Minions and the Girls (especially Agnes) and I like the family aspect of them, Lucy and Gru, I just didn't like this third installment as much as I did the first two. However, if you are a fan and have little ones, you should take some time this summer and make a family outing to the movie.

Grade: C+

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The team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their ador...
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The team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their ador...
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