Despicable Me 3

“I’ll start off with some of what I said in my Stardust video. I’m glad we went back to the full cast of characters. Minions was Minion overload, yet still managed to have the same structural issues as the first two movies. And I missed the girls. Gru to some extent too, but Agnes most.

Again, elaborating from my Stardust, this was the first movie in the franchise that I felt overcame it’s structural issues. With every other one, I really did not care about the A story (which featured Gru in the Despicables). I was okay on the B story (the girls). I loved the C story (the minions). Even Minions ended up with the same structure, just all characters replaced by minions, and it was only the group minion scenes I really cared about. With DM3, for once they all felt about even. Not spectacular, but all equally in between what was usually my feelings towards B and C. I suppose that’s progress.

I liked our new baddie, played by Trek Parker. And I absolutely adored Julie Andrews as Gru’s mom. The rest was fine. Nothing too spectacular, but by this point, you know what you’re getting with Gru’s Crew. I saw it on the 4th of July in a theater crowded with little human minions, and they all seemed to be enjoying themselves. That’s really what matters. Me, I was mostly enjoying the carton of Panda Express orange chicken I snuck in. That matters too.

Despicable Me 3 – \m/ \m/ \n”

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