Despicable Me 3 (2017) Friday, 03 April 2020

Despicable Me 3 (2017)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild themes and animated violence.

  • The pitch:

    It's on like Donkey Kong.

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Steve Carell, Trey Parker, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Steve Coogan, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Pierre Coffin, Jenny Slate

  • Directed by:

    Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon

  • Running time:

    90 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), NR (UK), PG (USA)


    Characters are shot with tranquiliser darts, kicked, punched, smacked, blasted through the air, crushed by falling Minions, hit with objects, ejected from an aircraft, hooded, blindfolded, bitten by dog, pursued, slapped, hit with dart, grabbed, imprisoned, flicked with a towel, face-licked, shirt-grabbed, electric-shocked, stuck to a wall, gagged, blasted by a laser-style gun. Characters stumble down stairs, freefall from high distances, dangle over high ledges, get teeth knocked out. A city is overcome by bubblegum bubbles, attacked with giant laser beams/by a giant robot-toy, buildings collapse. Aircraft on fire, aircraft crash. Objects punched, stomped on, destroyed by lasers, knocked over; broken glass. A comic animation sequence shows a stick figure being attacked by a missile, impaled, decapitate. Cars slam into building/pole, cars almost collide. Dog attacks newspaper, prison food fight, prison breakout, pillow fight. A flashback scene shows an upset youth after falling off their bicycle. Explosion, dynamite. Stealing. Criminal mastermind, nuclear blast mentioned. Screaming, yelling, mass panic. Blood/gore: (None) Graze on knee. Character frozen in carbonite, character with closed (assumed blinded) eye. Singed man with burning/smoking suit. A man removes a rubber facemask and body suit disguise. Heimlich manoeuver.


    Nude male characters, nude statues, nude Minions (genitals obscured). Male in mankini. A Minion's coconut bra slides down/another Minion covers up his exposed (non-existent) nipple. Kissing (platonic), flirting, Minions rub their butts together. Characters in swimwear. Acne, puberty, private parts, boobs mentioned.


    Bar settings (drinks seen in background). Drunks kicked out of pub. Gamble online mentioned.


    (There is no swearing in this film.) Son of a BMX. Name-calling (Evil Bratt, monster, old, fat, dumb, losers, idiot, mischievous, dweeb, villain, bald, dumpling, dipsticks, lying wimp, failure, mullethead, barfbag, etc). Religious exclamation (holy moly).


    Classic children's television, child TV stars, 80s music, twin brothers, sibling rivalry, teamwork, family, unicorns, talent shows, Minions, dance-offs, merchandise, infamy.


    Dead father, estranged brother, divorced parents mentioned. Prison, bar settings. A mother temporarily fears her children are missing. A publican talks a young girl into visiting a secluded area of a forest in hopes of seeing a unicorn. Job loss. Giant robot with scary red eyes. Planes, helicopters, full moon. Cats, goat, bunnies, dogs, pigs, piglets, birds, cow, fish, fishing, foxes, deer, squirrels. Reindeer head on wall, unicorn horn. Fart gas, fart noises, piles of dog poo, toilet, bubblegum bubbles, spitting, blowing raspberries, gagging. Pee your pants mentioned. Cheese eaten.


    Clever, lively, bonkers, amusing, funny, entertaining, good-hearted, energetic. Terrific pop culture references, break-neck pacing, cute characters, eye-popping visuals, dazzling animation, outlandish jokes, zany villain, funky score, self-mocking/meta/intricate/masterful finale, hilarious retro dance-offs, some inspired/inventive moments, Agnes is particulary adorable.


    Familiar, over-stuffed, unwieldy, messy, unadventurous, ideas-light. Humdrum story, extraneous sub-plots.

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