Hey guys! It’s been a hell of a couple of weeks and we all needed a laugh…
So, as some of you may know, my 3-yr-old was very ill. In fact, her appendix ruptured and she’s (with us not leaving her side) been in the hospital for the last week on heavy-duty antibiotics. We are finally home, but it’s going to be a long recovery with surgery scheduled for her in the fall. Needless to say, we really needed to do something fun as a family.
Enter Gru and his minions.
Despicable Me 3 (Release Date: June 30, 2017)
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.
Rating/ Runtime: PG/ 1 hr 30
Honestly, it was a little meh. I guess that’s not surprising considering it is the third one. The formula still works. Gru is funny, the children are adorable, especially Agnes, and the minions are…well… miniony.
The problem is that we’ve seen it all before, so while its charming and entertaining, it doesn’t have the magic of the original. The first half of the movie is still pretty good but it loses its momentum. I will say, that the “villain” in this one, is one of the best parts of the movie.
I usually let my daughter weigh in on these flicks and she didn’t have much to say this time. But her reaction spoke volumes for me. At the beginning, when the minions first appeared onscreen, she giggled like crazy (which warmed my weary heart), but she lost interest half way through.
I would say that this one is a “renter” if you know what I mean. Okay but definitely not Pixar’s finest.