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Despicable Me 3 film review

Despicable Me 3 film review

Our family love all things Minion so have been looking forward to the release of Despicable Me 3 for a while. My children have opened a few Despicable Me 3 Kinder Eggs and we reviewed some of the new Despicable Me Mineez too. They also got their hands on some Despicable Me Happy Meals toys – we’ve been pretty much immersed in all things Despicable Me and minions!

So when we were invited to the premiere of the new film in Leicester Square we just had to attend. We managed to keep it a secret until we arrived at Leicester Square. The children saw lots of activity outside the Odeon, there were two minions and Gru’s amazing car. Then they figured out where we were going! Obviously we took photos on them at both – they looked so excited.

Despicable Me 3 film review

Then we went into the cinema where we took part in some activities before the film started. There was biscuit decorating, tattoos and face painting.

Despicable Me 3 film review

The Odeon is a huge cinema with over 1600 seats. We found seats and sat down with our bags of Minion Haribo to watch the film:

The mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world.

I sat next to my 7 year old who laughed throughout the film. He loved it, we all did it. The film has a great soundtrack and my kids recognised a lot of the music as I’m a big fan of 80s music. The film has everything you need – minions, long lost relatives, fluffy unicorns, a new villain. It’s out on Friday 30th June and I would recommend it as a fun family film and a must-see for Summer 2017.

You may be interested in our other Minion posts:

Despicable Me Mineez from Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3 Kinder Surprise

Minions film review

How to make minions from kinder eggs

Recipe for minions play dough

Minions bento

Ravensburger minions movie jigsaw puzzle

10 minions crafts for kids

making minions balloons



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    Ashleigh-Jayne O'Connell
    June 27, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Loving the orange carpet! I’m so excited to see DM3, need to get it in the diary soon.I’m glad you all loved it.

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    Shoshana Sue
    June 27, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Oh wow! What I would give for my kids to attend any movie premiere! I am so glad you enjoyed the movie, but then again Despicable Me is just funny. We are looking forward to watching Despicable Me 3 when it is out.

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    Ickle Pickle
    June 27, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Oh we would love to have seen Gru’s car! How amazing. The film sounds so good. Kaz 🙂

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    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN
    June 27, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    What an exciting trip! Love that they had themed activities to take part in too.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN x

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    Cassandra Mayers
    June 27, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Oh Wow!!! That looks like such an exciting day! My partner and daughter both love minions and would be so excited if there.

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    June 27, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Sounds like such a fab day out for your little ones! I’ve not seen any of the Despicable Me films yet but I feel like I need to now, haha!

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    June 27, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    We are loving the Despicable Me Kinder Eggs & Happy Meals at the moment too! They are SUCH good movies! Sounds like a great event, and Gru’s car is awesome!

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    June 28, 2017 at 1:47 am

    The premiere looked like so much fun! We can’t wait to see Despicable Me 3 as we loved the first two films, AND the prequel 🙂

    Louise x

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    June 29, 2017 at 12:05 am

    This has to be one of my favourite animated films! I love the minions. Actually haven’t seen it yet so will definitely be watching it soon x


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      June 29, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      It’s not out until Friday but it’s definitely worth the wait!

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    Lauretta at Home and Horizon
    June 29, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Glad to hear it’s another good installment. I’m sure the kids will be excited to watch the minions again.

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    Leigh Travers
    June 29, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    I feel like the only person in the world not to like the Despicable Me movies! I’m glad you guys had a good time and enjoyed it though!

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