From the marketing material, it looked like "Despicable Me 3" had two major storylines, one of which appealed to me greatly, and the other looked generic and relatively unfunny. The chips fell mostly as expected.
The main villain of this film was Balthazar Bratt, voiced by Trey Parker, a former 80's child star caught in that decade. I thought that this part was really funny and had some great jokes as references to 80's pop culture. As someone who appreciates the music, film, and television of that time, that was my favorite part of the film. The other major storyline involved Gru's twin brother Dru. This trope has been done multiple times now, and it just feels dry. There were a few laughs to be had from it, but not many. The character development in this section is okay, but still left a lot unsatisfied. The subplots involving the Minions and Gru's wife and adopted daughters were both funny.
In terms of its technical side, the film is solid. The animation is very good, as is usual for Illumination. The soundtrack is also very well-chosen. Pharell's original song is really catchy, and the 80's soundtrack is great. The voice actors all do a good job with their lines, although a few of them may not exactly fit the personality of their characters (such as Jenny Slate).
Overall, I liked "Despicable Me 3". It had some really funny moments and some parts that were just okay. I think that it is better than the second film and the "Minions" spin-off, but not as good as the original.
Despicable Me 3
Big Tuna's Rating: B
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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