Despicable Me 3
Even being a grown-up, I was excited to see the latest in this series of films featuring the adorable (but feisty) little, yellow minions. The fourth movie with these characters still offered plenty of new material that had me laughing out loud and feeling like a kid. It was kept short and sweet, which was best—the storyline follows an obvious formula. Gru (the voice of Steve Carell) is still maintaining a life away from his villainous past and works as a secret agent with his new wife, Lucy (voice of Kristen Wiig). They are raising their adorable trio of daughters, a situation that delivers comical moments on its own, as Lucy tries to navigate her new role as ‘mom.’ When Gru finds out he has a long-lost twin brother, Dru (also Steve Carell), the two meet and start their own adventures. First up: stopping Balthazar Bratt, who has a devious plan to destroy Hollywood. Bratt’s boisterous personality and dance ‘fights’ make you want to love the guy, but in the end, you always end up rooting for Gru. I think it’s the charming accent.
Should you see it? Yes! It’s good for quite a few laughs. —K.W.
Viewed at Marcus Des Peres 14 Cine