If you were going to see this one…just don’t. I have a full review at Substream Magazine to explain why the most recent addition to the series is, well, a mess.
The Despicable Me series has enjoyed decent success over the years, mostly due to the small yellow Minions that captured the hearts of children and some adults with their silly antics and love of bananas. Typically, these films have included plenty of Minions with a side plot about Gru (Steve Carell) and his adopted daughters. Despicable Me 3 opts for a different approach, limiting the Minions to a minor side skit and instead crams as many small stories as possible into the film and hopes for the best.