Review of Minions: The Rise Of Gru – A Fun, But Slightly Despicable Me Prequel

August 11, 2022
Rise Of Gru Review

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If you’re a Minions fan, you’ll be happy to know that they’ll be back with a new movie. But what has the second film brought us? This article will answer this question.

Although Minions: The Rise of Gru isn’t quite right, it offers a much more heartfelt and enjoyable outing than the previous movie. Discussing new movies and knowing about them is pretty interesting. If you cannot understand these movies due to language, then learn from multiple online learning platforms and watch these movies to enjoy your life.

In 2010, the franchise was created when Gru (Steve Carell), the supervillain, began to father Illumination’s Disable Me. Twelve years later, Gru is given a bit of an origin story by director Kyle Balda’s Minions: The Rise of Gru.

This film also serves as the sequel to the first Despicable Me prequel. Released in 2015, Minions was an unexpected box office smash, becoming the then-second-highest-grossing animated movie of all time.

Pandemics have delayed the Rise of Gru, but it is finally here. The audience will decide whether it was worth the wait, but it is clear that this sequel surpasses the original. Minions The Rise of Gru isn’t perfect, but it offers a much more enjoyable and heartfelt experience than the original.


The Rise of Gru picks up some time after Minions. However, it doesn’t have either of its title entities but rather a supervillain group called the Vicious 6. After stealing a powerful rock, Wild Knuckles (Alan Arkin) is dealt a severe blow when his apparent second (TarajiP. Henson) stages a coup to take control of the group.

Gru, an aspiring supervillain, is thrilled to be invited to interview for the Vicious 6, a newly created position. Gru ignores the support of his loyal Minions and heads off to fulfill his dream. However, things turn radically erratically when Belle Bottom laughs at Gru. Gru grabs the stone to prove his villainy in retaliation. Things go sourer from there. Minions, Bob and Stuart, are left to rescue their “Mini-Boss.”

One of the problems with the original Minions was that it highlighted how the yellow-colored creatures weren’t the best choice to direct their feature film.

Although their high-energy antics, and incomprehensible speaking style (which is made up of multiple real-life languages), were great fun as sidekicks in Disable Me, it made a solo feature less appealing.

Minions – The Rise of Gru tries to overcome this problem using Carell’s pointed-nosed Gru. Matthew Fogel, the screenwriter of The Rise of Gru, has added another story to make it a more balanced movie. As a result, this movie feels less like Minion 2 but more like Despicable me 0.5. But those who love the Minions need not worry: There’s still plenty to do.

Minions: The Rise of Gru does not change these creatures’ mythology much. Instead, it focuses on the three Minions that led the previous film. Otto, a young but clueless Minion wearing braces who plays a key role in the plot about the stolen stone, is the only notable addition to this film.

Coffin’s ability to give each character his voice and personality, despite having portrayed many Minions throughout multiple films over the years, is something that he hasn’t lost. While the animators are to be commended for this, it is clear that Coffin’s voice is the reason the Minions have survived for so many years. They can be trusted to deliver solid laughs, even though they might not have much depth.

Minions – The Rise of Gru is often genuinely funny and even has some jokes that the older audience members will remember. They include many 1970s songs and references, which are kept in line with the movie’s actual period.

In Minions: The Rise of Gru, Steve Carell and Pierre Coffin speak.

Minions: The Rise of Gru is an improvement, but it still lacks in certain areas. The Coffin is a solid performance by Carell as Gru. Arkin can also play both villainy and surprise heart with Wild Knuckles.

The Vicious 6 is underused beyond them, which is surprising considering the actors who make up the cast. Dolph Lundgren and Danny Trejo are Lucy Lawless and Jean-Claude Van Damme, but they barely make an impact as villains.


However, the story of minions: The Rise of Gru flows by so quickly and lightly that it is almost forgettable. The runtime of just 90 minutes will delight younger viewers. However, it gives the impression that minions: The Rise of Gru could have aimed higher in its goals for the older cast.

The audience is left with a fast-paced, colorful burst of energy. This is good as long as you don’t get tired of the Minions’ humor. The Rise of Gru contains many Despicable Me references to tie this story into the original films. To understand the movie better, you must know the languages, and to learn the language; you can take help from AmazingTalker tutors.

The Rise of Gru offers some unexpected delights and sweet moments. This one is sure to be a hit with families.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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