Gru and the Girls return with another adventure along with Gru’s wife Lucy but this time for the most part without the Minions as they revolt and have their own adventure. Steve Carell returns with the voice of Gru (and also Dru), Kristen Wiig as Lucy, Miranda Cosgrove as Margo, Dana Gaier as Edith, Nev Scharrel as Agnes with Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud as the Minions. Below contains spoilers.
Following on from Despicable Me 2 Gru is now an agent with the AVL along with Lucy and stop former child star Balthazar Bratt from stealing a diamond but fails to capture him and therefore is fired from the AVL, Gru tells the girls that he been fired and Agnes sells her beloved Fluffy and most of the Minions revolt as Gru refuses to return to Villainy led by Mel. Gru is then approached by someone who claims works for his twin brother Dru, at first Gru doesn’t believe him but after seeing photos they all fly to Freedonia to meet him. Dru lives in a large mansion and has a lot of cars/helicopters, whilst Dru and Gru bond, Lucy takes the girls to the town to explore and to bond, meanwhile the Minions have broken into a Talent Show and are arrested and sent to Jail while Bratt has stolen the Diamond again.
Having found out that Bratt has stolen the Diamond again Gru tricks Dru, who has been trying to get him to return to Villainy again, in helping him to steal the Diamond from Bratt so he can return to the AVL, they manage to steal the diamond back but afterwards Dru finds out the Gru wants to return it to the AVL and they have an agruement and Gru leaves the mansion but as they leave Gru finds Lucy has been locked in a cupboard and Bratt has kidnapped the girls, Dru having watching Bratt’s TV show when he was younger recognises what he is going to do and along with Gru and Lucy they rescue the girls and also stop Bratt, along the way they bump into the Minions who have escaped from Jail and the Minions help save Hollywood.
After returning Home with Dru and the Minions, Lucy is called Mum by the girls and they’ve been reinstated by the AVL however Dru has now embraced the family tradition of villainy along with the Minions and I’m sure more adventures are too follow.
I enjoyed this film, however I don’t think it was as good as the previous ones but maybe as not as much with the Minions in (though I didn’t think the stand alone film for them worked), there was also no Minion shorts before the film which I’ve only now just realised and am disappointed with. I’m sure there will be a fourth film with Dru appearing.
If you’ve read this and not watched I hope I’ve not runied it and you go and watch. If you’re a Minion fan I’m sure you will be going to see. It’s a good film and well worth watching but I’m only going to give it a 7/10 – it could also be my frame of mind watching it too.