Definitely the best of the three films!
Even though the overall story was somewhat depressing, the writing team made a lot of smart decisions that kept the film moving and gave it a more light-hearted feel.
The ending was a real treat and one I hope y’all will really enjoy. I don’t know if there will be any more films in this franchise but if this is it, I’d say they did a great job wrapping up the story. The little ones in the audience at my theater would certainly agree with me!