It’s just that, the difference is, this time, it is said, Gru is no longer Jones. aka singles sucks. He is already married to Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig). After dating 147 times. In addition, Gru also lives with his three adopted children: Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier), and Agnes (Nev Scharrel).
In a way, Gru, who is a former villain and also the boss of the minions, has turned into a family man. In fact, every night, he never forgets to read fairy tales to his three foster daughters.
However, the quiet life of the Gru family did not last long. Because, in this third film, a new supervillain appears. The name is Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker). Who is a former secret agent. Who is ready to disturb Gru’s happiness with his wife.
Balthazar Bratt himself, in fact, was a former child star in the 1980s. Its popularity then declines drastically with age and puberty factors. Balthazar then intends to take revenge against Hollywood. Which has made it not work anymore.
Btw, besides having to face a strange new enemy, Gru also has to overcome his twin brother: Dru (voice is also voiced by Steve Carell). Which, suddenly, appeared in his life.
Like twins in general, Dru’s face is similar to Gru’s. However, he is not bald and has hair that is similar in style to Donald Trump’s hairstyle. It seems, the Dru character is intended as a parody of the President of the United States. In addition, the Dru costume is also all white. Different from Gru. The all black one.
Dru’s mission is to turn Gru, who has repented, back into a villain again. Like the rest of their family. How will the relationship between the two twins continue?
Btw, when interviewed, Steve Carell (who voiced Gru and Dru) stated that Despicable Me 3 was the last time he voiced. However, even so, Carell admitted that he would not refuse if he was asked to make a cameo in the sequel to the Minions film. Which, the plan, will be released in 2020.
Meanwhile, the voice of Gru’s youngest adopted child, Agnes, in this third film, is filled by Nev Scharrel. Dubber Agnes voice in the two previous films, Elsie Fisher, is considered no longer suitable. Because, in this film, Agnes is already a bit big.
On the other hand, for adult audiences, one of the highlights of Despicable Me 3 is the soundtrack. Because many famous songs from the 1980s appear in this film. These include: Michael Jackson’s Bad and Madonna’s Into the Groove.
Meanwhile, like other franchises, Despicable Me 3 must also strive to match the success of its predecessor films at the box office. Moreover, the budget spent to make this 90-minute film is also quite large: Reaching USD 80 million.
But, unfortunately, after airing almost two weeks, so far, Despicable Me 3 has only collected USD 450 million in revenue. Still under the first and second films. Which, respectively, managed to rake in those USD 546 million and USD 975 million.
The storyline is quite complicated, and the audience is getting bored, it is suspected that Despicable Me 3 is difficult to beat the achievements of its two predecessor films.