Movie Reviews

Despicable Me 3 (2017)

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It’s almost the weekend, which means you might be looking for something to do for date night or for fun with the family. If going to the movies isn’t always an option for you, it should be! If you are looking for a lighthearted and fun movie that’s great for children and adults alike, you should checkout Despicable Me 3. If you didn’t know it’s still in theaters after being released on June 14th.

Movie Recap

The movie starts off with Gru and his wife Lucy facing a new villain, Balthazar Bratt who was once a child star who turned villain when Hollywood tossed him aside. It’s not long till we see Gru no longer working for the Ant-Villain League. Bringing hope to the mischievous Minions the Gru will go back to a life of crime. Instead, the story take a turn when Gru learns he has a long lost twin brother, Dru. Gru, Lucy, and the girls travel to Freedonia to meet Dru. In a true bonding experience, the brothers team up for one last heist against Balthazar Bratt.

My Movie Experience

A few weeks ago I took my 6 year old cousin to see this movie and it was quit the hit! Why won’t it be with a dynamic and complex storyline?! I was slightly nervous that I would have no idea what was going on in the movie since I had only seen Despicable Me, so I was one movie behind. Lucky I was able to catch on pretty quick and following along with the current movie was fairly easy.

I thought it was a really cute movie about figuring out who ARE and who you were MEANT to be. We see this with Gru and Dru as they try to figure out who they are as individuals and brothers and how they can live up to the family legacy/business. I thought this movie was filled with a lot of family experiences for the characters and themes for the viewers to take away. Similar to Gru and Dru figuring things out, we see Lucy come into her own as a mom. I loved that the movie showed that she could and would do anything for her children and especially when it came to protect them. I thought this was a great message to show especially since she is like their step mom. Goes to show, blood doesn’t make you family instead it’s about the love that’s shared.

All seriousness aside, this was a fun movie. The villain of the movie was an 80s child star so there were multiple 80s throw back sounds throughout the movie. All the songs were up beat so the children could enjoy them but I think they were there for the adult who take their kids to the movie. It won’t be a Despicable Me movie without the minions, who are super cute and funny. I WISH understood the minions little language they have though. There were a few songs in which they sang that sounded so cool but for all I know they were swearing cause I didn’t know the words and here were no subtitles.

Overall, a fun movie with good messages built in that I think would be enjoyable for all ages. Be sure to check it out soon if you want to see it in theaters!

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