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Friday, June 23, 2017

Movie Review: Despicable Me 3

My son wanted to watch Cars 3 but will only be released in August so we decided to watch Despicable 3 instead and I am glad we did.

The main villain of the show is Balthazar Bratt, who was a former child actor who portrayed a young super villain which was cancelled when he reached puberty. Gru was fired from the Anti-Villain League by its new leader because of his failure to apprehend Bratt. His minions thought that this would be a good opportunity for them to become villains again. They abandoned him after he flatly refused them. Only two minions remained because they were not present when the rest of the minions made their demands to Gru.

This set the stage for Gru to meet his long-lost twin brother Dru. They were separated when their father and mother divorced - each taking one of the twins. Turns out both parents were disappointed with the child they raised. The father was a super villain but Dru was not good at being one while the mother did not want Gru to be a super villain.

There were a few subplots within the movie. They are:

  1. Agnes, the youngest daughter love for unicorn. She sold her stuffed unicorn after she learned Gru had lost his job. Went to search for a live one based on the story told by the bartender and gladly accepted the goat with a broken horn as a substitute even after learning that the goat is not a unicorn.
  2. Lucy learning to be a mother to the children. She mistakenly asked Margo to participate in a courtship dance after Margo told her that as a mother she can set rules and do not have to say yes to all the children all the time.
  3. Story of Mel, the leader of the minions and his close relationship with Gru and his decision to return to Gru because of that.
  4. The development of the relationship between Gru and his brother Dru.

The movie continues to be captivating and entertaining even though this is the second sequel; we enjoyed it.

Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this review.
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