Thursday, 6 July 2017

Despicable M3 Film Review

I saw Despicable M3 earlier this week and, what a brilliant fun and colourful movie it is, directed by Kyle BaldaPierre Coffin and Eric Guillon. With the voices of Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig as Gru and Lucy. And their adorable kids Margo, Edith and Agnes, voiced by Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier and Nev Scharrel.

Back in the 80's a young Balthazar Bratt, voiced by Trey Parker, was a child villain called Evil Bratt. Until his tv show was canned when his voice broke, with puberty and the associated spots and hair sprouting in weird places. And now he lives his life the way it should have been. As a villain, but a hair thinning 80's obsessed villain. Cue many 80's songs that will bring a smile to your face and get the foot tapping. Think Dire Straits, Olivia Newton-John and Madonna among a great track list.

And Balthazar's weapon of choice is of course bubblegum.

Gru and Lucy are the Agents from the Anti-Villain League on the case to try and catch him as he attempts to steal a huge diamond. But he gets away and their new boss is not happy. The great Jenny Slate voicing the hellish banshee. She fires Gru and Lucy as she tries to protect her husband.

Things aren't looking good for the family. Agnes sells her treasured unicorn. And even the Minions desert Gru because they want to be villains again. They escape the law and inadvertently perform at a talent show singing Gilbert & Sullivan. And when thrown in jail they perform a great jail house rock style rap. Before realising they miss Gru and in an altogether implausible but fun plan, break out.

Meanwhile Gru is informed that he has a twin brother called Dru who lives in a little European place called Freedonia, and he wants to finally meet his long lost twin.

So the family decamp to Freedonia where a sacked Gru feels even more depressed comparing his own life to Dru's fabulously wealthy life. Edith and Agnes have great fun when they go on a unicorn hunt. So sweet. And Margo gets accidentally engaged to a local twerp. But step-mum Lucy, struggling to connect with her new daughters, kicks ass. Best Mom ever.

Meanwhile Gru and Dru start to bond. Turns out Dad was a super-villain and was so proud of son Gru's villanous career. While being very dismissive of Dru. He now wants Gru to teach him how to be a villain. This is Gru's moment to take back the diamond that Evil Bratt stole. And he might just get his and Lucy's jobs back. Cue the big finale.

I dare you to come out without a smile. The music is great and Steve Carell rocks.

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