Despicable Me 3 Reviews

  1. webberrules

    A fun film, but with a very annoying villain

    Despicable Me 3 is a good movie, although I prefer the first two overthe third one.

    The Bad: 1. Balthazar Bratt was an incredibly annoying villain, mostlybecause I hate Trey Parker, the man who voices the character, also theco-creater of South Park and the voice of another character I hate witha passion, Eric Cartman. I think Balthazar Bratt was partially based onEric Cartman, which makes me hate him more than before. The moment hegot defeated in the end was an awesome moment. It could be a lot worseif it had Matt Stone in the cast as well. Thankfully, this bad aspectdoesn’t ruin the movie as a whole. 2. It is a bit disappointing thatRussell Brand as Dr Nefario did not return. He was very funny in thefirst two movies.

    The Good: 1. The voice acting, for the most part, was really good. Itconsists of Steve Carell, a comedian I like, Kristin Wiig, MirandaCosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Julie Andrews, JennySlate and Pierre Coffin. About Trey Parker, to his credit, his voicedid fit the character of Balthazar Bratt, although his voice did makehim annoying. 2. The music used in the movie was pretty good. “Bad” byMichael Jackson was really catchy. 3. The cast of characters, minusBalthazar Bratt, was likable and colourful. I love the chemistrybetween Gru and his twin brother, Dru, both voiced by Steve Carell. Itis common to have twin siblings in animation voiced by one person.Yubaba and Zeniba, from Spirited Away, were both voiced by MariNatsuki, as another example, albeit a foreign-language film example. 4.The animation fits the comedic tone of movie, and is pretty colourfulas well.

    If you enjoy the Despicable Me franchise, watch this movie, but do notexpect it to live up to the first two.

  2. Mina Nagy

    Lovely return to what's special about Despicable Me

    I really liked the film. It is funny, touching, fast-paced and givesattention to all its characters. Minions don’t dominate the film butare hilarious, the girls are super adorable and Gru-Dru relationshipswas handled a lot better than I expected. – Seen at world premiere atAnnecy

  3. moviexclusive

    Nowhere near as clever, funny or sweet as its predecessors, this threequel is a disjointed jumble of some amusing, some tedious and mostly under-developed parts

    As the ‘Minions’ movie demonstrated, too much of the adorable, pill-shaped, banana-obsessed creatures isn’t necessarily a good thing;indeed, they were probably best in smaller and supporting doses,playing bumbling sidekicks alongside Gru as he went about hisvillainous, then anti-villainous, ways in ‘Despicable Me’ and’Despicable Me 2′ respectively. Unfortunately, they aren’t given much,if anything, to do in this threequel, who as it turns out, are fed upof working for a good guy and decide to part ways with Gru early in themovie. That means they are here no better than occasional irreverentcomic distractions, much like how Scrat was in the ‘Ice Age’ movies,notwithstanding a laugh-out-loud jailbreak sequence set to PharrellWilliams’s hit ‘Freedom’.

    And unfortunately, that sums up how ‘Despicable Me 3’ feels as well –always distracted, sometimes amusing, but never really engaging. Itwants to be about the rivalry between Gru (Steve Carell) and all-newsupervillain Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), the latter a disgruntledformer 80s child TV star who had fallen out of favour with the generalpublic after hitting puberty and has since turned to a life of crime.It wants to be about Gru’s new fellow super-agent wife Lucy (KristenWiig), who is trying to be a mother to his three adopted daughters –Margo, Edith and Agnes. It wants to be about Gru reconciling with hislong-lost twin brother Dru, an empty-headed but successful pig farmerwho yearns to follow in their father’s footsteps of being asuper-villain. Amidst all this, it also wants to be about Agnes and herlonging to find a unicorn.

    No wonder then that the sweetness between Gru and his daughters fromthe earlier two movies is somewhat lost here. No wonder too that theLooney Tunes-esque gags seem to unfold at an almost breakneck pace,sacrificing wit and inventiveness for sheer visual spectacle. No wonderthat it all feels drawn-out and overstuffed, cramming too many plotlines without ever developing any satisfactorily – except perhaps forthe complicated sibling relationship between Gru and Dru, seeing as howthe former tricks the latter into helping him break into Bratt’sRubik’s Cube-like fortress perched at the tip of a pyramid. It isunderstandable how returning writers Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul had feltthe need to up the ante with each subsequent instalment of thefranchise, but like the ‘Minions’ spin off, less is sometimes a lot, alot more.

    There are good bits though: Bratt, complete with shoulder pads, pumpsneakers and 80s pop tunes of Michael Jackson, Van Halen, a-Ha andMadonna among others, is a hoot; so too the barrage of other 80sreferences, including Bratt’s army of weaponised figurines christened’Bratt Pack’. Carell and Wiig lose none of their verve reprising Gru/Dru and Lucy, and Parker is a lively, dynamic addition to the ensemblevoice cast – in particular as a substitute to Russell Brand, whose Dr.Nefario spends the movie frozen in carbonite. Co-directors PierreCoffin and Kyle Balda try their best-est to keep up the energy andenthusiasm from start to finish, and largely succeed in spite of asomewhat tedious detour on Dru’s fictional European island in themiddle act.

    Yet even on the same level of fun as its predecessors, ‘Despicable Me3’ falls way short. We wish it were simply that what was once fresh hasnow become familiar; but oh no, the gags are nowhere near as funny noras clever, and even the minions are starting to lose their subversiveedge. Whether that is the cause or consequence of having too manythings going on at the same time is anybody’s guess, but the sum ofsome hilarious bits, some tedious ones and a lot of underdevelopedelements in between is a sporadically amusing affair that hardly livesup to the charm of the previous two chapters. When even kids below theage of five find their patience tested, it’s as sure a sign as any thatthis franchise is fast turning yellow.

  4. ven_042000

    Despicable Me 3 - watch it only for minions.

    I really enjoyed first two movies. I had many expectations on thirdmovie, especially after i saw the trailer. However, there is saying toomuch expectations always end in vain. Yes, i am slightly disappointedwith third movie. It doesn’t have that cuteness and charm what previousmovies had. You may ask is that bad? No, not that bad. But definitely,watchable for one time, that, too, for minions. It has some funnymoments which was quite good to see and enjoy.

    I really don’t want to talk about the story because there is nothingmuch to talk about, perhaps, write about. Villain character BalthazarBratt is quite boring and dumb. At beginning, he looked like coolVillain and after movie progresses, damn, another cheesy and dumbestboring villain character in the world of animation. Sometimes, hisrepeated gimmicks irritated me lot.

    The biggest problem is there was no proper character developments whatwe had seen in previous two movies. It was totally empty. And anotherimportant thing is, less emotional content. And it lacks humor too.

    Overall, If you are die hard fan of the franchise and adore over loadcuteness of minions, then go for it. Otherwise, do not have anyexpectations. After watching Despicable Me 3, you will feel empty andnothing memorable from the movie apart from cute minions. I give 6 starto this movie – 4 star to minions & 2 star to animation.

  5. AnishMisra

    Despicable me 3 Review

    Despicable M3 is a film directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda.Honestly speaking I am a fan of this series. I loved the first twofilms, the Minions spin off was also OK. I saw both the trailers of thefilm and loved them.

    Plot: Gru faces off with a new villain named Balthazar Bratt andsimultaneously also bonding with his long lost twin brother Dru.

    Story and direction: Despicable Me franchise is the most successful oneof the Illumination’s production. And as I said before, I am a fan ofthe series. I saw the first scene and I thought, “Yes I am about to geta great film”. But that was it. Yup. That was it. But I am not sayingit was a bad film. Despicable Me has not produced a great villain sinceVector (who was both funny and menacing). Balthazar is a very flatcharacter. I was shouting to please give some character to it. Butthank god for introducing Gru’s brother. That portion was actually kindof good. I hoped the writers could have actually focused on that. Alsothe Minions were very small portion in the film. Yes. I know here Gruis the main person. But still….. Here Gru’s mother and Dr. Nefario(non Existent in this film) who are also some great characters were notgiven scope. We have some very silly kind of subplots like Agnes tryingto get a unicorn, Margo being forced into an engagement, etc… Eventhe ending left a possibility for the fourth film. If this film wouldhave focused on the two brothers, it would have been great.

    Favorite Scene: I guess it would be where the Minions go in a studioand sing a song in their Minion language. That was a great scene.

    Verdict: This film is actually better than the Minions spin off. Butyes, the first two were far better. I still am crossing fingers for agood fourth film.

    I will go with 7.5/10. (Since IMDb doesn’t have a 0.5 system, I amrating it 7/10)

  6. Takethispunch

    Enjoyable film.

    Gru faces off against Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who hasgrown up to become obsessed with the character that he played in the’80s, and gets into some sibling rivalry when he meets his long-lostcharming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants toteam up with him for one last criminal heist to steal the diamond thatBratt has stolen.

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