DESPICABLE ME 3 (PG)
D: Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda
Universal / Illumination (Chris Melidandri & Janet Healy)
US 🇺🇸 2017
W: Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio
Mus: Heitor Pereira; Pharrell Williams
Voices of: Steve Carell (Gru / Dru), Kristen Wiig (Lucy Wilde), Trey Parker (Balthazar Bratt), Pierre Coffin (various minions), Miranda Cosgrove (Margo)
With the first two Despicable Me films and the Minions spin-off proving incredibly lucrative for the studios involved, it was inevitable that a third Despicable Me film would arise.
This time, former villain Gru unites with a long-lost brother to take on a former child star who has adopted a villainous persona and has stolen a valuable diamond. There’s a little more emphasis on the minions this time, even tying into the studio’s Sing series for no apparently reason.
For fans of the previous films and kids under 10, this should have enough to provide entertainment throughout the running time, but for everyone else it will feel like flogging a dead horse at this point.