The world’s favourite super-villain and his army of foolhardy, yellow, cyclops minions return to screens with the third installment of the “Despicable Me” franchise, featuring stand out voice acting performances from Steve Carrell, Kristen Wiig and Trey Parker. Fresh off the bat of 2015’s spin-off film Minions, directors Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda return to the main body of the franchise for another go at the eccentric, zany humour of the previous films.
The film begins with Gru (Carrell), recently retired international supervillain, and his wife from the last film, Lucy (Wiig), working in the “AVL” (Anti Villain League) – promptly being fired after failing to foil the plans of the films Big Bad; Balthazar Bratt (Parker). Following his dismissal, the bald-headed ex-bad guy travels to Freedonia to reconnect with his long lost twin Dru who encourages him back into a life of crime. After a fight between the two siblings derived from their petty rivalries, they head their seperate ways with Gru returning home to America. However, the two brothers must rekindle their friendship and work together to rescue Gru’s children after arch-villain Balthazar Bratt (from the beginning of the film) returns to kidnap them. Despicable Me 3 is the perfect thing to keep the kids entertained of an evening and, while its slightly more hit and miss than its predecessors, will be a treat for them and adults alike.
Despicable Me 3 – Saturday 6:25pm on Sky Premiere.