Film review by Steve Duffy –
Gru, now an agent for the Anti-Villain League (AVL), manages to foil supervillain Balthazar Bratt’s robbery of the world’s most expensive diamond, but is unable to capture him. Bratt was a former child actor who portrayed a young supervillain in a popular television series before the show was cancelled as a result of his puberty, and his waning popularity led to him adopting his former persona to become an actual supervillain. As a result of constantly failing to capture Bratt, Gru and his wife Lucy are relieved of duty by new AVL director Valerie Da Vinci.
Lucy, the girls, and the Minions all get side plots, while Gru is placed back in the spotlight.
The cutest part about the film is Agnes’s quest to find a real-life fluffy unicorn.
I loved that Balthazar Bratt (voiced by Trey Parker) performs all his villainous acts to a 80’s soundtrack while making jokes and digs about his Hollywood past.
The best part and the only reason to see the film is the minions. They once again save the day even though they break off from the main story and have their own plot.
The film is full of funny gags and sweet moments and will definitely be a hit with the entire family.
Rating: PG for action and rude humor
Runtime: 90 minutes