Gru and his wife Lucy must stop former '80s child star Balthazar Bratt from achieving world domination.
|Release Date||:||June 15, 2017|
|Genres||:||Action, Animation, Adventure, Family, Comedy|
|Production Company||:||Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin|
|Casts||:||Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Julie Andrews, Jenny Slate, Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, Andy Nyman, Michael Beattie, Tara Strong, Adrian Ciscato, Brian T. Delaney, Ken Daurio, Lori Alan, Carlos Alazraqui, Kyle Balda, Teresa Ganzel, Bob Bergen, Jess Harnell, Gregg Berger, John Kassir, Mona Marshall, John Cygan, Laraine Newman, Jan Rabson, Bill Farmer, Mindy Sterling, Danny Mann, Jim Ward, Matthew Wood, Katia Saponenko, Jude Alpers, Cory Walls, Sophie M. Siadatpour, Stephanie De Meautis, Bruno Dequier, Martavious Gayles|
I do reckon that at 31 years - i am not the target audience of this movie. There are of course movies that address both, children and adults alike - but this is not one of those.
The plot was ... pretty stupid. Not stupid in a comedic way - but stupid in a "that makes no sense" way. There was no notable character progression, the minions were a snooze and the newly introduced characters made no sense. Shedding light on Grus past might have been interesting, especially since there was the scene of a young Gru in the minions movie - but instead we got a kind of family reunion with little to no impact at all. So they just got to know each other - and they like each other .. well, good. Thats it.
The villain - the most important part of such a movie - was rather weak, too for my taste. Memorable in design and behaviour, but rather weak in terms of motivation and threat. (considering Gru had to deal with a genius villain that was trying to steal the moon in the first movie ... the villain in the 3rd was just a substantial step down)
Jokes fell mostly flat - but there weren't many for an adult audience.
I d say - a nice movie for kids, but in contrast to some of the classic pixar movies ... not for adults.