Gru, Dru and Min­ions too

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re­leased OUT NOW! 2017 | U | Blu-ray (4K/3d/stan­dard)/ dVd/down­load

Di­rec­tors Kyle Balda, Pierre Cof­fin, eric Guil­lon

Cast steve Carell, Kris­ten Wiig, Trey Parker, Mi­randa Cos­grove

Your view of the De­spi­ca­ble Me films will of­ten come down to what you think of the Min­ions – adorable bum­bling side­kicks, or ir­ri­tat­ing meme-gen­er­a­tors? If it’s the lat­ter, don’t worry, as there’s sur­pris­ingly lit­tle of them in this third film. If it’s the for­mer you’ll likely find their ren­di­tion of “I Am The Very Model Of A Mod­ern Ma­jor-Gen­eral” the highlight.

Af­ter gain­ing three daugh­ters in the first film and a wife in part two, Gru gets a twin brother. The vil­lain is the bril­liantly OTT, ’80s-in­spired Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker). It’s a re­tread of the themes we’ve seen through­out the se­ries: the im­por­tance of fam­ily, the ob­ses­sive bad guy, the hi­lar­i­ous (maybe) Min­ion an­tics, and while they’re all start­ing to feel a lit­tle tired it’s still plenty of fun. It’s a shame the girls and Lucy take a bit of a back seat, though, with B-plots about uni­corns and Lucy’s is­sues with par­ent­ing feel­ing dis­con­nected from the “real” story about Dru and Bratt.

Ex­tras Mini-movie “The Se­cret Life Of Kyle” (four min­utes); deleted scene; “Min­ion mo­ments”; char­ac­ter pro­files; Mak­ing Of (seven min­utes); “De­vel­op­ing Dru” piece; Anti-Vil­lain League brief­ing; Free­do­nia visitors’ guide; three in­fomer­cials; mu­sic video; sing-along video.

Rhian Drinkwa­ter

Margo’s shirt has a pic­ture of the Grinch on it – a ref­er­ence to Il­lu­mi­na­tion’s up­com­ing How The Grinch Stole Christ­mas.

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