Third time's a charm for this franchise with the minions and Gru

Triple the fun: Steve Carell doubles up in character for Despicable Me 3 playing Gru and his long lost and more successful brother Dru.
Triple the fun: Steve Carell doubles up in character for Despicable Me 3 playing Gru and his long lost and more successful brother Dru.

Despicable Me 3 continues the adventures of Gru (Steve Carell), Lucy (Kristen Wiig) his new wife, and their adorable daughters Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier), Agnes (Nev Scharrel) and the Minions.

In Despicable Me 3 Gru faces off against new villain, the moonwalking Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker). The former child star from the '80s can't give up his old character (or his old style choices).

His show got cancelled after he hit puberty, and he now plans on executing world domination.

Considering the welfare of his adopted daughters, Gru is tempted into criminal recidivism when his long lost, more handsome, more successful, twin brother Dru (Steve Carell), reaches out to him with a heist opportunity too good to pass up.

They plan to steal back the diamond that Bratt has already stolen. Does this mean Gru will fall back into his old ways? His Minions try to persuade him the old days were more exciting, but does he give in?

Comic pratfalls, cartoon violence, and creative but minor insults abound in this fun flick for kids and parents to enjoy together.  

Life lessons and morality checks incorporated into this franchise have seen it win praise from many sources.

Mostly it is a giggle with great ‘80s flashback music (Michael Jackson’s Who’s Bad), unexpected weapons deployed by Bratt and the antics of the Minions.

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