Minions: The Rise of Gru

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"A villain will rise."
  • PG
  • 2022
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 6.5  (80,612)
  • 56

Minions: The Rise of Gru is an American animated comedy film directed by Kyle Balda and co-directed by Brad Ableson. The movie is a prequel to the Despicable Me franchise that follows the lovable yellow creatures known as Minions. The movie is set in the 1970s, where a young Gru (Steve Carell) is a 12-year-old boy living in a small town. He is obsessed with becoming the world's greatest supervillain, and his idols are the Vicious 6, a group of infamous super-villains who have yet to be captured by law enforcement. However, Gru's dreams of joining the Vicious 6 are dashed when they reject him due to his young age and lack of experience.

Determined to prove himself, Gru decides to steal a precious gemstone from the world's largest bank. However, his plan goes awry when he is caught by the Minions, who are working as bank security guards. Gru manages to escape from the bank with the help of the Minions, and they soon become his loyal followers.

As Gru continues his quest to become a supervillain, he discovers that the Vicious 6 are planning to steal a powerful new weapon that could give them the ultimate power. Gru sees this as the perfect opportunity to prove himself to the Vicious 6 and sets out to steal the weapon before they can. His plan leads him on a wild adventure that takes him from the streets of the small town to the most high-tech villains lair.

Throughout the film, we also see how the Minions became the beloved creatures they are today. We learn about their origins and how they became obsessed with bananas. The movie also features the return of fan-favorite character Dr. Nefario (Russell Brand) and introduces a new character, Belle Bottom (Taraji P. Henson), the leader of the Vicious 6.

Minions: The Rise of Gru is filled with hilarious jokes and slapstick humor that will delight audiences of all ages. The animation is top-notch, and the voice acting by Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Alan Arkin, and the rest of the cast is outstanding. The film also features an incredible soundtrack that will have you tapping your feet and singing along.

Overall, Minions: The Rise of Gru is a fun-filled adventure that is sure to please fans of the Despicable Me franchise and newcomers alike. It's a heartwarming story about the power of determination and the importance of friendship. Don't miss this epic prequel that will have you laughing out loud and cheering for the Minions and Gru.

Minions: The Rise of Gru is a 2022 animated movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 56.

Minions: The Rise of Gru
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