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Illumination, who brought moviegoers Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2 and the biggest animated hit of 2015, Minions, continues the story of Gru, Lucy and their adorable daughters - Margo, Edith and Agnes - and the Minions in Despicable Me 3.
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.
I have to admit, I have seen Despicable Me the original movie, but am yet to see number 2 in the series. When number 3 popped up for review I decided to request it in the hopes I would get it and be able to watch number 2 in the mean time. Luckily for me I did receive it, however didn't actually manage to watch number 2 before watching it but I was able to watch number 3 without feeling like I was missing any information. I do like when movies in a series are like this, you can watch them all in a row or you can watch them as stand alone once off movies too.
Once the movie finished I asked my husband what he thought. The first thing that we both agreed on was that the movie has an awesome soundtrack. We are both music lovers and enjoy a wide range and music and this movie certainly had that. Having the character Balthazar Bratt who was a former 1980's child star who was seeking revenge against the world certainly helped this as much of the music played when he was in the scene was 80's. As I grew up in the 80's I knew most of this and many of them are tracks I have partied to on many occasions!
One thing to note about these movies is that they are often quite predictable. You know that there is always going to be an issue that needs resolved and in the end everything comes right. This movie certainly fitted this, but it didn't make it any less enjoyable to watch. As with many animated movies these days they are directed at children, but include a lot of humour to keep the adults interested too. As many people watch these types of movies as a family this is very important, otherwise not everyone keeps there focus on the movie nor do they all enjoy it.
The Minions are always a crack up. They are so cute and definitely bring a lot of appeal to the movie. Sometimes trying to figure out what they are saying is interesting, but it seems they can always say the words to get the important bits of information out. I do think that the creator had fun when making these characters and I would love to find out if there is any documentation anywhere on the Minion language.
Overall, a great family movie that both my husband and I enjoyed. I would like to share it with our nephews and friends children to see if they enjoy it just as much. I know the Minions characters are well liked by all of the children we know so I'm sure the movie would be a hit.
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