Conner’s Critique: Psych The Movie 3: This Is Gus

As we said in the review of the second film, see our review of the second film Here, we have been Psych-os since it originally aired on USA Network. Now that Peacock has launched, it feels as if there is almost a guarantee for the continuation of the story in movies, and that is exactly what happens with the third film. The second film ended with the reveal of Gus and his girlfriend are pregnant. Now the third film finally does something that the series and the prior movies can’t seem to master, making a whole story about Guster!

We will do the best we can to not spoil this review for you, with regards to the story, but can’t promise that there will be no Spoilers. As always we break down the critiques of the three categories: Story, Acting, and Overall.

STORY: 7/10
So the story here is that Gus is in full bridezilla mode, trying to get everything planned out so that he and Selene are married before their baby is born. That means this film is taking place around 8 months from the last film. Before the two can get married though, Selene has to get divorced from her prior husband, and it’s not going smoothly.

Afraid that the marriage and child will put a strain on their friendship, Shawn decides to delve into tracking down the prior husband against everyone’s wishes. While everyone is hesitant, unfortunately, Shawn’s suspicions turn out to be fruitful, as _ apparently doesn’t exist. Now Shawn and Gus must track down who his baby momma is, and why she lied to him.

It’s not a specifically unique story, but what makes the movie amazing, is the character development, the side stories, and how well everyone interacts within this world.

ACTING: 10/10
If you love the world of Psych, all the actors, Dule Hill, James Roday Rodriguez, and Maggie Lawson are killing it as their characters. It literally feels as if this movie was filmed after the conclusion of the series. How do people really keep the characters in the chamber like that, and be able to instantly revert to them?

Almost immediately in the movie, they showcase Timothy Omundson, who plays Carlton Lassiter, standing before the audience. That felt amazing, to be honest. However the amazing stature of the character, on top of his game, is quickly stolen from him and frankly, it was frustrating to see, but later in the series, we get to see a softer and grown side of Carlton, and that definitely made up for it.

This was a great movie that reintroduced us to our never-changing fake psychic detectives and the rest of the world they live in.

OVERALL: 8.5/10
I am so glad I got this movie right now because it’s a good film to cheer us up, with the holidays almost upon us, as well as showcase the importance of family.

Conner’s Final Thought(s):
I will say that I would have loved to see a little more in the background be pushed to the foreground. We just never get to see enough McNab or Dr. Woody, but it was still nice to just have them there.

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