"Oh Brother." It's Despicable Me 3. This 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon, written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio and produced by Illumination Entertainment. It is the third installment in the Despicable Me film series, and the sequel to Despicable Me 2 (2013). Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.
Steve Burke, the NBCUniversal CEO, confirmed in September 2013 that a third instalment in the Despicable Me series was in development. Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, the writers of the first two films, announced that they would return to write the screenplay for the film. By April 2016, the original cast were confirmed to return, alongside with the additional casting of Trey Parker, co-creator of South Park, as the main antagonist for the film, Balthazar Bratt. The antagonist's name is a tribute to actor Benjamin Bratt, who had previously voiced the villain, El Macho, from the previous film. Steve Carell said that Despicable Me 3 may be his last film as the voice of Gru. However, Carell stated that if he was asked to do a cameo in any future Minion sequels, he happily would. Agnes's voice actress Elsie Fisher from the first and second movies was replaced by Nev Scharrel due to Fisher getting too old for the role.
It stars the voice talents of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Steve Coogan, Julie Andrews, Jenny Slate and Trey Parker. The previous cast gave terrific performances that has the same qualities as their previous performance. As for Mr. Parker, he gave an incredible performance of a character who has surpassed the previous antagonists in terms of comic villainy and memorability. Parker was an absolute show-stealer.
Simon says Despicable Me 3 receives:
See my review for Despicable Me 2 at http://ss-film.blogspot.ca/2013/07/film-review-despicable-me-2-2013.html
See my review for Minions at http://ss-film.blogspot.ca/2015/07/film-review-minions-2015.html