Name of Movie: Despicable Me 3
Directed By: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon
Main Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker
When the first part of the franchise was released in 2010, it brought a lot of fresh stuff into the animation film industry. The story of the evil-turned-good Gru was loved by everyone, and his cute and yellow Minions had become a sensation among kids and young adults alike, resulting in a trend of Minions appearing everywhere, from Smartphone cases to designer Pen- Drives.
The Minions were a hit.
Then the sequel came out, while it was slightly inferior to the freshness the first part exhibited, it was still great and did really well at Box- Office. With the release of the Spin-Off ‘Minions’ though, it was getting evident that this franchise was gradually becoming an attempt to milk money, and so it did, Minions did garner a high amount of Box- Office collections just because of the cuteness of the Minions, and just because this “cuteness” got overloaded in the spin-off movie. The makers decided to get the attention back on the Steve Carell-voiced character Gru.
This 90-minute movie puts Gru back on the frontline and divides the parts of Minions and the other characters into sub- plots. Which, to be honest, are only there for the purpose of extending the movie time and are not highly relevant to the main plot.
Speaking about the main plot, the story involves Gru (Steve Carell) and his Spouse Lucy(Kristen Wiig) getting fired from the AVL. Now without something to do, the couple are going through a rough time, just then enters Gru’s long-lost brother Dru and offers a chance to take Gru to the Glory of his past life.
Of course, the Main Villain is there in the movie, and he is a former child-star of the 1980’s, Balthazar Bratt(Trey Parker). The rest of the plot revolves around the main story and the subplots just in order to make it seem like a complete Movie. However, a time span of 90 minutes would still be decent for the Indian audience as we are already used to long stretched 2-hour movies of Bollywood.
This 3rd sequel is one of the many sequels in the history of movies which have failed to live up to the greatness of the original, but at the same time, it still has maintained what these movies were meant to be. If you can have a good laugh at some jokes meant for kids, then this movie would be well worth your time. If not, your kids will still love it. This movie does what it intends to do very well, which is pleasing the audience of kids.