“Despicable Me 3” Review

4 July, 2017

Directors: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon
Screenwriters: Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul
Cast: 
Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker

Synopsis: A former supervillain and his band of minions stumble across a new adventure involving an estranged twin and an 80s-obsessed crook seeking world domination.

Despicable Me 3 Review:

Further proof of Illumination Entertainment’s endless lack of creative offerings and a true-to-form example of the overused ‘long-lost twin’ concept, “Despicable Me 3” sees a bumpy third round for a grossly unnecessary film series which adds little to the family film genre outside of its infamous horde of yellow imps. Following on from the already patience-testing “Minions”, the film allows the work of an exceptional animation team to go to waste in a trashy and muddled story-line as the arresting details in fat faces, rugged chins, and glimmering irises go unmatched by the plotting of an utterly infantile fan pleaser and kiddie appeaser.


For a franchise founded on minion appeal yet wholeheartedly reliant on the nonsensical jibber-jabber of its cylindrical support cast, it’s no surprise that “Despicable Me 3” reverts to Minionese in its lowest moments as the newly famous Mel leads the pack with the charisma of a true superstar but proves rather unsurprisingly to have the brain cells of an underdeveloped amoeba. Awkwardly filling in the gaps in a receding narrative, even the movie’s finest minions fail to reach the meme-worthiness of a Jar Jar Binks or a Sid the Sloth who both might as well be present within the film’s nappy rash of a screenplay.

 

   

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