The return of the yellow creatures was looked forward by many, this time together with their boss Gru again who is working for the Anti-Villain League (AVL). He has to fight Balthazar Bratt, a bad guy who seems to still think he lives in the eighties, when he was successful as a child actor. Gru’s mission doesn’t entirely goes as planned and together with his wife he’s fired. No longer making money he has to wonder what he is going to do now, but when he hears he has a twin brother, Dru, he decides to see him, together with his family.
Illumination Entertainment has seemed to perfected their formula and know exactly what will entertain kids and proves that once again with this third movie in the series. They haven’t forgotten the parents either who will get some joy out of the antics and dance moves shown by bad guy Balthazar Bratt. It’s surprising to see that the role of the minions seems to have been scaled down and personally I though they weren’t that funny this time around.
It’s a movie that sometimes tries to do too much (Gru’s wife who wants to prove herself as a mother, moments with the kids, the struggle of Gru wondering if he should be bad again, the minions AND stopping Bratt) and because of that never completely hits the mark. But in this case it might not be that interesting though as the target demographic wants to see the film as soon as they see there are minions in it. For parents it still offers enough funny moments to keep them entertained as well.