Soundtrack Review: Despicable Me 3

Soundtrack Review: Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3 Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Despicable Me 3 by Heitor Pereira.

At a glance:

Geek Score: 81
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 9.6
Album Excellence: 18.2%

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Despicable Me 3 is a 2017 American 3d computer animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda and starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig & Trey Parker. It is the sequel to Depsicable Me 2 from 2013 and is the third installment in the Despicable Me series of films. 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. The score is composed by Heitor Pereira.

Is it weird to be a bit excited about this one? True, the scores of Despicable Me 1 and 2 wasn’t the best, but then Pereira let loose the monster that is Minions and it was a fantastic blast from start to finish. So there’s no way I don’t have high expectations for this. Plus you have the added fact that there’s an obvious 80s element in the movie as well. I hope Pereira use and abuse that fact. The score opens with ‘Evil Bratt Show’ and it’s clear that Pereira isn’t afraid to play on the fact that there’s a big elephant in the room and it’s called the 80s. Ok, so it’s not even close to being authentic 80s, but the synths are mimicking the best they can. I love that bass rhythm in the background, that’s my favorite. There’s also an epic bad guy theme in there, however short. Fun!

It does take a while to get going though despite a very energetic and fun opening cue. I think I might have overshot my expectations quite a bit thinking about the excellent Minions and how fun it was. Even though Minions are from the same universe it’s a whole different feel to Gru and his stories and that is what I also hear in the score. It’s quite varied, you get a bit of action, a bit of sneaking around music, a bit big band, some jazz elements. Even though I appreciate the variety of the music presented, I still feel a bit let down because I can’t shake the feeling of my initial expectations. It’s always a shame when that happens, but I have a feeling I’ll get back to it when I’ve seen the movie and hopefully get a different experience.

1. Evil Bratt Show
7. Sinister Revenge Plot
10. Dad’s Legacy
14. Here We Go!
15. In The Dark, Alone
18. Get Ready For What?
20. Agnes In Trouble
21. Divorce Flashback
25. Mel’s Flashback

GD Star Rating
Soundtrack Review: Despicable Me 3, 3.0 out of 10 based on 2 ratings


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