Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Russell Brand, Steve Coogan, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel
Story: Animated comedy sequel directed by Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda and Eric Guillon. The story follows Gru (Steve Carell) who faces off against Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), a former child star who grows up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ’80s, he proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date. Gru also gets into some sibling rivalry when he meets his long lost twin brother, Dru (Steve Carell).
Verdict: The third installment in this franchise is definitely showing signs of fatigue, I am a huge of the first two, and this one although still entertaining is not on the same par as the first two. The voice cast is great as always, but the plot line is where it really falls short, there’s too many subplots that don’t feel connected.
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 26)
Balthazar Bratt: Heist music!
[he puts the cassette for Michael Jackson’s Bad as he begins to steal a diamond from a ship]
Tech: It’s some kind of monster!
Silas Ramsbottom: Wait, that’s not a monster. That’s a man wearing shoulder pads! There’s only one supervillain whose fashion sense is quite that dated: Balthazar Bratt.
Silas Ramsbottom: I want every agent on the scene immediately!
Lucy Wilde: Agents “Grucy” are closing fast.
Gru: Yes! Wait, what? What did you call us?
Lucy Wilde: “Grucy.” You know, Gru and Lucy mushed together, “Grucy.”
Gru: I like it, but not a lot. I don’t like it.
[referring to Balthazar]
Gru: He’s getting away!
Lucy Wilde: That’s what he thinks! Get ready!
Gru: Get ready for wha…!
[she sets of an explosion that shoots up Gru onto the ship]
Balthazar Bratt: Hello, Gru.
[he point his massive gun at Gru, but Gru slaps the weapon out of Balthazar’s hand and take out a small gun]
Gru: What about that!
[as he shoots his small gun we see it’s a water pistol]
Gru: What? Oh, girls!
[he throws the gun at Balthazar’s head, then they start to fight]
Balthazar Bratt: Dance fight!
[as Balthazar starts dancing to Michael Jackson’s bad Gru punches him in the face and takes the diamond he’d stolen]
Balthazar Bratt: [to Gru] This is not over!
Gru’s Boss: [to Gru] How could you let Balthazar Bratt just get away? You’re fired!
[as Agnus is selling her toys in a yard sale; referring to her toy]
Agnus: He’s really good to snuggle with.
Gru: Agnus, what are you doing?
Agnus: Since you don’t have a job I just wanted to help.
Silas: Excuse me?
Gru: Hey, could you…
[Gru hands Silas what looks to be the nozzle of a vacuum cleaner]
Silas: Oh, uh, of course. Now as I was saying, I, uh… Oh.
[Gru turns the vacuum cleaner into a rocket which takes off taking Silas with it]
[after Gru thinks he’s got rid of Silas with the rocket]
Silas: Ow. Ow. Ow.
[Gru hears Silas walking back to his house looking hurt]
Silas: I really must have a word with you. On behalf of your twin brother, Dru.
Gru: What? Twin brother?
Agnus: Twin brother?
Minions: Twin brother?
Gru’s Mom: Shortly after you and your brother were born your father and I divorced and we each took one son. Obviously I got second pick.
Gru: I have a twin brother.
Gru: I can’t wait to meet my brother!
Dru: Brother! My brother! Finally I’m meeting you!
[Gru sees that Dru looks exactly like him but with a full set of flowing golden locks]
Dru: Who doesn’t love this guy? Look at him. Ah, but hair would make you better.
[Dru tries to be playful with Gru]
Dru: Look at his face. Oh, he’s so mad.
Dru: You must be the beautiful wife.
[Dru twirls Lucy and then catches her]
Lucy Wilde: Oh, stop it, sweet talker.
Lucy Wilde: This place is amazing.
Dru: It’s nice I guess, sure. I’m not really into things.
[he opens the door and outside parked on his massive lawn are tons of new cars and a helicopter]
Dru: So how are things career wise?
Gru: Ah, great. It’s all so great. Crushing it.
Dru: [to Gru] I brought you here to continue the family business.
[as he shows Gru around his house and the statues of all their ancestors who are all villians]
Dru: Face it, Gru, villainy is in your blood.
[referring to one of Gru’s ancestor statues which looks exactly like Gru but with boobs]
Kevin the Minion: Gru and boobs.
Dru: You ready to continue the family tradition, you and me?
Gru: No, I left that life behind me.
[as he tries to tempt him with all his brand new gadgets]
Dru: Just one heist.
Gru: I left that life behind me.
Dru: I understand. Hm, I wonder what this does.
[he pulls down the lever and a large gadgety vehicle rises from under the ground]
Gru: Holy moly!
Dru: Become a villain again.
Gru: This does not mean that we are going back to being villains.
Lucy Wilde: So what did you guys do today?
Agnes: Look, a unicorn horn.
Barman: I saw one once.
Agnes: Was it fluffy?
Barman: It was so fluffy I thought I was going to die.
Lucy Wilde: So, you two are villains?
[he tries to hide the weapon in Dru’s hand]
Gru: I mean hello, sweetie.
Dru: Oh-oh, busted.
Total Quotes: 26