Despicable Me 3

TREY PARKER voices Balthazar Bratt in Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ Despicable Me 3, in theaters on June 30, 2017. Credit: Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures

We come back to “Despicable Me 3” with Gru and family, who are now happily settled into their suburban life. Gru, Lucy, their daughters and, of course, the Minions are getting along swimmingly.

But after a mission goes awry and a villain is not apprehended, Gru and Lucy find themselves unemployed. Add to that the twist that Gru has a twin brother — and we have a plot.

Throughout the movie, Gru wrestles with being on the other side of crime, caring for his family and dealing with the sudden rebellion of his Minion crew. Meanwhile, Lucy is getting the hang of mothering — with some hiccups along with way.

On the other side of things, Gru’s most difficult villain, Balthazar Bratt, is plotting his revenge. Stuck in the 80s, this villain will stop at nothing to destroy the world that Gru is desperately trying to hold together.

As usual with this franchise, the music is great — thanks to direction from Pharrell. I especially loved all of the 80s classics and a few of the current hits that were mixed in.

While I don’t think it is the best out of the franchise, it is a fun animated film and a perfect summer movie for kids.

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LaTria Garnigan is the Magazine Coordinator for Cobb Life. She has more than 10 years of experience editing newspapers and magazines. When she's not working, she enjoys trying out new recipes, traveling and binge-watching and live-tweeting TV shows.

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