When done right, a Despicable Me film can be enjoyed by the entire family. If you’re the one paying for the whole family to go and see Gru, Lucy, and their beloved Minions wreak havoc, then it can cost quite the hefty amount, though. So with Despicable Me 3 due out this week, and available to watch in all of its glory in 3D no less, the big question is whether or not you should spend even more money on the extra dimension for the family to enjoy. Or if you should just stick to the regular 2D format instead.
Thankfully CinemaBlend has you covered. If you’re after the normal review for Despicable Me 3, you can find that here. But if you want to know whether to 3D or not to 3D, then you should take a gander below to find out.
Animated films are always well suited for 3D treatment. Especially when they’re as wacky as the Despicable Me franchise, which provides plenty of opportunities for things to explode out of the screen, while, like its predecessors, Despicable Me 3 is also blindingly bright, too. The one concern when it comes to 3D is that the audience for Despicable Me 3 is skewered much younger than usual, even for an animated film. It is the main reason why Steve Carell uses that insufferable accent. This means that the 3D might be kept to a minimum as not to scar and nauseate the younglings.
There’s no doubt that Illumination spent some time discussing how to incorporate 3D. There are a number of shots and sequences that appear to have been specifically designed in order to get the best out of the 3D. But at the same time, when they occur, these moments aren’t actually that impressive. Instead, they seem to have been deployed with some restraint. Mrs. Lovejoy will be ecstatic, because my guess is that, for once, someone really did think of the children.