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Despicable Me 3 is, by far, the weakest entry in the series. The best parts of the film deal with real-world issues like parenting and adjustment to new situations and the blandest parts are the copies of the previous films. Hopefully the repetitive story elements (and songs) will be ironed out and moved past if they go for a fourth and if not, we’ll just get the same cookie-cutter plot with new aspects of Gru’s family life layered on top of it and it’ll probably be funny and occasionally touching, just like this one.
Wonder Woman stands as an excellent example of what a superhero movie can be and should prove that woman can be the lead in a superhero movie and people will still go to see it (in droves, as evidenced by the box office receipts). Though I’m sure studios will look on this as an exception and not a new rule, the hope is they will begin to see what is possible (though they’ll probably make some lame excuse like “Let’s see if the sequel does the same numbers, then we’ll think about more like it.”). Whatever the outcome, Wonder Woman has finally made it to the big screen and it is glorious.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a well put together, fun ride of a movie. It accomplishes all of what it seems to set out to do and then some by skirting conventions of sequels and letting the characters grow as people. It’s exciting to consider what Vol. 3 will be like in the light of these changes, but we won’t have to wait the three years it will take for that to hit theaters. As it’s promised in at the end, the Guardians of the Galaxy will return, in Avengers: Infinity War due out in May 2018.