Steve Carell doubles your fun in Despicable Me 3 - voicing feuding twin bros. Carell is the life of the party and the main reason this animated blast of slapstick silliness packs appeal beyond the PG crowd.
It's a perfectly reasonable option for a family movie outing and isn't so bad that adults will cringe.
By the midpoint, the movie, which is directed by three different people - franchise regular Pierre Coffin gets help from �ric Guillon and Kyle Balda - is dragging badly.
"Despicable Me 3" has some laughs, but not enough to prop up what feels like a flagging franchise.
There are a mix of many ideas, none fully realized, so what the heck? Just toss 'em all in there, see what sticks.
While the first movie was, as noted, at its core rather charming, for Despicable Me, the third time definitely isn't the charm.
Here's some Despicable Me math: third movie plus Gru times two plus one new supervillain = not much of anything.
Close to unendurable.
Not the freshest formula, you say? Perhaps, but it's hard to argue with success.