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Despicable Me 3 (2017)

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Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.
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Gru / Dru (voice)
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Lucy (voice)
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Balthazar Bratt (voice)
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Margo (voice)
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Edith (voice)
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Agnes (voice)
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Minions / Museum Director / Additional Voice (voice)
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Fritz / Silas Ramsbottom (voice)
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Gru's Mom (voice)
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Valerie Da Vinci (voice)
Michael Beattie ...
TV Show Host / Scar-Faced Man (voice)
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Clive the Robot (voice)
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Niko (voice)
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Commercial Announcer / Military Officer / Additional Voice (voice)
Katia Saponenko ...
Niko's Mother (voice)
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After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother-a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin's despicable footsteps-one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad.

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Rated PG for action and rude humor | See all certifications »

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30 June 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi villano favorito 3  »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$72,434,025 (USA) (2 July 2017)

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$251,774,330 (USA) (20 August 2017)
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In September 2017, this film grossed a billion dollars worldwide, becoming the only film released in Summer 2017 to do so, and also becoming the year's 3rd highest grossing film. See more »

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The one-eyed bartender is clearly missing the right eye but when he turns to his left and we see the right side of his face his right eye is open then when he turns back at the girls, his right eye is gone again. See more »

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Valerie Da Vinci: Agent Gru, YOU'RE FIRED!
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During the first part of the credits, Gru and Dru try to steal a diamond from each other. See more »

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Written and Performed by Michael Jackson
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Too. Much. In. One. Movie. Stop it. Watch the first two.
24 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

For the most part over the years I have enjoyed the "Despicable Me" franchise, from the first film in 2010 to the "Minions" movie in 2015; I wouldn't call them necessarily great films by any means, even in terms of kids flicks, but they are still pretty cute and sufficiently entertaining in my opinion. "Despicable Me 3" however is a bit of a hot mess.

Now I'm sure that if you sit any child in front of it then they're going to be just fine and have fun with it, and if you're the kind of parent that is only looking for that then this will do the job. Although I would argue that parents should at least try to find something with a little more effort put into it than this. The film has no focus whatsoever, spreading itself thin with countless subplots that come and go like the wind; as if assuming your kids are all totally A.D.D. and must throw as many things at them as possible in a short amount of time. The humor is also mostly mediocre at best, except a few times I chuckled at the 1980s styled villain Evil Brat, played by Trey Parker, but I'm going to guess that's just because of my soft spot for anything 80s. The minions had one or two moments that I found entertaining, but for the majority of the movie their involvement felt really forced. Like someone in the studio kept writing notes for the screenwriters to make them put in more minions shtick no matter how out of place it is.

If someone were to ask me what the movie was actually about, I would have a difficult time trying to explain it. What it's supposed to be about is that Gru discovers he has a long lost twin brother named Dru...because of course...and from there Gru begins to creep back to his old ways of villainy, and in the midst of their reunion they face up against the 80s nostalgic villain Evil Brat in order to retrieve a stolen diamond. But the movie is only SOMETIMES about that. The entire movie has to juggle so many plot lines that most are pointless to have in here and only halt the story entirely. Going from Gru facing up against Evil Brat only to get fired from being a secret agent, Gru and the family going through a financial slump after being fired, Gru bonding with his newly discovered twin Dru, Gru having a disagreement with the minions because they want to be villains again and Gru doesn't even though throughout the whole movie Gru is still doing villainous things but the movie doesn't acknowledge that once, the minions going off doing random things from singing on an "American Idol" like television show to winding up in prison, Lucy (Gru's wife) learning to bond with Gru's three daughters and finally be a mother, one of the daughter's accidentally getting engaged to a boy selling cheese...what? Another daughter trying to discover a real life unicorn. Gru and Dru performing a heist to steal the giant diamond from Evil Brat. Evil Brat occasionally popping up every 10-15 minutes or so to be quirky for literally 30 seconds only to cut back to whatever is going on with Gru and the family. Evil Brat building a giant robot in order to destroy Hollywood. All that squeezed into 90 with little laughs to be had.

There's simply too much, as if the writers had a lot of ideas they wanted to use for a television show and these were concepts for individual episodes but the studio wanted a film so they crammed it all into one movie to shoot out into theaters. That was a bad idea. Now, I can't say that this is a terrible movie. There are far worse to show your children, and like I said before, it will probably do the job of keeping them preoccupied for an hour and a half since there is so much going on. It's bright and colorful, the animation is top notch. But there are also so many better options to watch, especially if you're a parent trying to find something to watch as a family. Watch the first two "Despicable Me" movies or the "Minions" since those were cute and did a much better job being at least funny. Or if you want something new that's bright and colorful, check out "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie". That's a decent one for the whole family. "The Boss Baby" was actually surprisingly decent and had some heart as well as creativity to it. "The Lego Batman Movie" had its moments, not a great movie but I still think its better than "Despicable Me 3". Although "Despicable Me 3" is admittedly a much better option than something like "The Emoji Movie" which was a god awful piece of manufactured garbage which contained no respect for your child's intelligence. At least "Despicable Me 3" never felt like it was talking down to kids or trying to sell crap for 90 minutes straight. This was at only a bit lazy is all.


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