Imagine Gru if he were blond, rich, and handsome—okay, maybe not handsome, but equally entertaining. Gru’s brother Dru (both Steve Carell) seeks him out to assist him in learning the true ways of villainy. Meanwhile, Agnes has her own agenda—she plans on visiting a forbidden land and discovering a real live unicorn she can keep for her very own. Throw that in the mix with Lucy (Kristen Wiig) and her expectations to continue crime-fighting, despite being fired from their job (for failing at a capture), and you realize there’s no worse time for them to meet up with Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker).
Balthazar, with his bubble gum blowing, 80’s music jive-dancing, urge to continue where he left off as a child, refuses to give in—the way a spoiled child does when he doesn’t get his way. Balthazar decides to steal the world’s largest diamond, and the only way for Gru and Lucy to return to the Anti-Villain League is to capture him. But with Lucy tugging at one sleeve to capture bad guys and his twin Dru tantalizing him with doing what comes natural as a criminal, what decision will Gru make? And more importantly, who will the Minions serve, or will they venture off to find another big, bad, daddy?
Although this show was quite entertaining and omitted a few great laughs from the packed theater, it wasn’t as good as the first two movies. But was it good enough to attend the theater for and perhaps consider purchasing later? Yeah, definitely worth a night out with the kids for clean and unadulterated fun. Then share your thoughts!
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