The fifth movie in the Despicable Me franchise has gone retro and is very quirky, funky and cool.
Set in the heart of the 1970s, amidst a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, “minions: the rise of gru” tells the original story of gru’s dream (voiced by steve carell) 12-year-old to become the world’s greatest supervillain.
a sequel to “minions”, which was a prequel to the first two movies in the series, the animated movie gives fans more than they’ve ever seen, specifically gru acting nefariously, the lovable minions acting wickedly silly and very clever gags and jokes that will pass young audiences over but amuse adults.
Laugh out loud, funny, The Rise of Gru is an entertaining and feel-good (albeit pointless) summer blockbuster that’s mostly family-friendly. It’s certainly a lot more fun than Pixar’s Light Year!
Featuring colorful, top-notch animation, the film from lighting studios embraces themes of sticking together, not giving up, loving others, and discovering family. Like the other titles in the franchise, the film features a lot of bathroom humor, including fart guns and limited views of butt-naked comedy scenes.
Also, supervillains can scare young children, who become more frightening towards the end of the film. Also, Catholics may be offended by a nun character with nunchucks being portrayed as a villain.
Speaking of which, Gru is a fan of a supergroup of supervillains known as the Vicious 6-Wild Knuckles (Alan Arkin), Belle Bottom (Taraji P. Henson), Jean Clawed (Jean-Claude Van Damme), Svengeance (Dolf Lundgren ), nunchuk (lucy lawless), and stronghold (danny trejo).
gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Fortunately, he has the backing of his loyal followers, the minions. Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto, a new minion with braces and a desperate need to please, unleash their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons, and carry out their first missions.
So when the Vicious 6 kick out their leader, legendary wrestler Wild Knuckles, Gru interviews to become their newest member. It doesn’t go well (to say the least), and it only gets worse after Gru tricks them and suddenly finds himself the ultimate enemy of the apex of evil.
On the run, Gru will turn to an unlikely source of guidance, Wild Knuckles, and discover that even the bad guys need a little help from their friends. meanwhile, the minions get some kung fu lessons from acupuncture master chow (michelle yeoh).
part of what makes “the rise of gru” such a fun movie is its lively soundtrack, which includes classic hits from the 70s like “like an eagle”, “dance to the music”, “black magic woman “, “you”. not good” and “funkytown”.
“the rise of gru” is another example of hollywood’s penchant for cashing in on a series of dairy cow movies. But unlike other franchises (I’m calling you “fast and furious”), Despicable Me movies are funny and believable.
the “despicable me” franchise: “despicable me” (2010). Despicable Me 2 (2013), Minions (2015), and Despicable Me 3 (2017) have grossed more than $3.7 billion worldwide.
“the rise of gru,” which earned a 92 percent audience score and a 69 percent critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, is expected to light up the July 4 weekend box office with a debut of $70 million. the film reportedly has a budget of $85 million.
Without any deep meaning or overarching message, “The Rise of Gru” is a simple, light-hearted movie that features another dose of feel-good bad behavior, likely to be received despicably by some audiences.
watch the content: “the rise of gru” is rated PG for some action/violence and crude humor. there are frequent burps and fart jokes, but no profanity. nunchuk shouts hallelujah, but not as a praise to god. the movie’s plot device, the zodiac stone, has some sort of special powers that aren’t fully explained. a character does yoga and there are new age references, including a guru. there are comedic sequences of physical combat and slapstick violence, involving kicks and punches shown in slow motion but without any injury detail. the villains magically transform into monsters that attack the protagonists. a character is tied to the hands of a clock, causing it to stretch alarmingly, but is rescued before any real damage is done.
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