My kids and I were invited to attend a screening of Despicable Me 3 earlier this week, a few days before it came out in theaters. We were so excited to see the film because we have loved everything about the Despicable Me franchise since the first movie came to theaters years ago. Although we were given a family dinner-and-movie night, all thoughts and opinions are our own.
How fun does our Despicable Me dinner and a movie fun night look??
ABOUT THE FILM
DESPICABLE ME 3 – In Theaters NOW!
Illumination, who brought moviegoers Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the story of Gru, Lucy, 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.
Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes
What we thought about Despicable Me 3
I don’t remember the last time I heard ALL of my kids laughing so much. It was hilarious to have my 16-year-old sitting in the seat next to a preschool-aged kids in the theater…and they were each laughing equally as often and equally as loud! This movie is FULL of non-stop laughs, although like the other movies that preceded this newest one, there are plenty of tender, thoughtful and sweet moments.
I loved seeing Gru and Lucy and the girls falling into their new-since-the-last-movie roles as a family – mom + dad + kids. The new movie takes place sometime within the first year or so after the last movie ended. The girls are the same cuties that we know and love, but just a little bit more mature (especially Margo!). Lucy has become a great mom – she obviously cares very much for her new little family.
Gru is trying so hard to let his “good side” shine through. He makes a great dad and husband, but some people think that he doesn’t make a very good “good guy.” So when he meets his long lost twin brother, Dru, who tries to pull Gru’s bas side out, he struggles to stay true to his “family values.”
The new characters – Dru, the twin brother Gru didn’t know he had, and Balthazar Bratt, the new villain who is stuck in the 80s – are a perfect fit for the franchise. Both of the new characters offer dozens of laugh-out-loud moments. And their arrival paints a wonderfully engaging story to watch.
One of my favorite things about this new movie was the soundtrack! Our new villain, Balthazar Bratt, is stuck in the 80s, the era when he was the star of an action show on TV. His presence lends itself to a dozen or so of my favorite tunes from the 1980s. I can’t wait to get the soundtrack!
Despicable Me 3 is family-friendly and perfect for all ages. I love finding shows that are equally entertaining for the parents as they are for the kids!
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