Minions: The Rise of Gru is the second prequel of Despicable Me.
Directed by Kyle Balda, Brad Abelson and Jonathan Del Val, the film showcases the story of how young 12yr old Gru began his life of villainy.
In his world, Gru is the most powerful villain anyone has ever seen. Young Gru has always admired the ‘Vicious 6’, a gang of six dangerous criminal geniuses, and is euphoric when he is interviewed to join the group, but he was then ridiculed by his boss. During the catastrophic job interview, Gru ludicrously decides to steal a magical lucky charm that summons the power of the Chinese zodiac during the Lunar New Year, making himself and his Minion companions a target. Gru ends up kidnapped and his loyal companions cooperate desperately to rescue him.
Minions: The Rise of Gru teaches and highlights the value of diligence, friendship and loyalty. Gru’s colleagues work tirelessly to save their boss after being abducted. The animated comedy is an 88-minute fun-filled and action-packed entertainer that caters for all ages, from young to old. It is a vibrant film, accompanied with colourful animations and a funky, upbeat soundtrack throughout.
Minions: The Rise of Gru is a family-friendly, humorous and generally enjoyable film. It provides fans of the Despicable Me franchise with exactly what they want – supreme silliness. The film is packed with lively and familiar characters and captivating frenzied scenes. It is a film that does well on every level. Every character, scene, setting and joke firing makes it worthy of multiple watches.
This is a must-watch film for all generations, and I highly recommend it.