Thanks to Universal Pictures Australia we had the chance to see the Australian premiere of ‘Despicable Me 3’. This is our review of the film, but – as usual – no matter what we say, we recommend that you still go to your local cinema and see the film because there is no better critic than yourself!

Gru and his cool army of minions are back for the third instalment of the successful franchise of ‘Despicable Me’.

The story starts with a fantastic action sequence featuring Gru and Lucy trying to catch the last villain to threat humanity, the ‘80s childhood star Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker). Somehow Bratt manages to escape once again so the Anti-Villain League fire Gru and Lucy and they lose all their super-agent privileges.

In the meantime, the minions have become more and more frustrated since Gru left villainy to become a family man. Gru refuses to come back to his old habits so the minions decide to go on a strike and they leave him for good.

Gru then falls into an identity crisis, but he suddenly finds out that he has a twin brother named Dru that is dying to meet him.

The excited family decide to embark on a trip to see him and to their surprise Dru has turned out to be the successful brother. Dru is a cheerful millionaire, full of hair, that makes his living from a pig farm. However, in reality, he is just a failed villain that desperately needs Gru’s advice.

Dru tries everything to convince his brother for a last heist, he only agrees with the one condition that the mission would be grabbing the giant diamond that Bratt is using for world domination.

While it’s rare to find good sequels in animated movies, like Toy Story or Kung Fu Panda, the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise continues its path to success.

The script is written in a way that certainly will appeal to every member of the family, with catchy ‘80s songs, sweet family moments, cute characters and of course the minions.

The film perfectly blends great animation with tons of action and packed with hilarious moments, mostly courtesy of the minions. Moreover the fantastic cast of voice actors including: the brilliant Steve Carell (this time in a dual role), Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker and Miranda Cosgrove keep the franchise alive.

Don’t miss your chance to see Gru and the gang back on the big screen and be ready for a new level of family fun!

Despicable Me 3 is now showing in cinemas

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