Despicable Me is back for its third instalment where Gru discovers a long lost twin called Dru who wants to team up for one last criminal heist. Meanwhile Gru and lucy also have to deal with loosing their jobs after failing to capture bad guy Balthazar Bratt.
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.
Despicable me 3 introduces us to two new characters, Dru who is Gru’s long lost twin and Balthazar Bratt played By Trey Parker, a failed 8-‘s TV star. Steve Carell voices both Gru & Dru does a great job with both but it is Bratt who is the most interesting of the new stars with his 80’s themed gadgets and an evil plan to destroy Hollywood.
A lot happens in this film from Dru and Lucy dealing with loosing their jobs to finding a long lost brother to Bratt putting his evil plan into action. Not only that but there is also Edith and Agnes looking for unicorns, Lucy trying to connect with Margo and a Minion subplot which sees them in jail after a Gilbert and Sullivan inspired number.
All of this means that Despicable me 3 squeezed a lot into its 90 minute runtime. Each of its many subplots does something interesting but I think the film would have been better as a whole if it had focused on the main plot points instead of spreading itself to thin by trying to cover everything.
Despicable me 3 has a lot of good moments overall and a decent enough story. If you are a fan of this series of films then I am sure that you will have a good time with this one, I certainly did.