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Movie review: Even bad guys can be good in Minions: The Rise of Gru'

01/07/2022

Movie review: Even bad guys can be good in Minions: The Rise of Gru'Every good movie has a bad guy, but in Minions: The Rise of Gru', this supervillain is nothing but a big softie

by Megan van den Heever

01-07-2022 10:12

in Entertainment

Minions: The Rise of Gru' hits cinemas on Friday 1 July just in time for the winter school holidays. Image: Supplied

If you're a Minions fan, you'll definitely want to add The Rise of Gru to your must-see movie list.

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The much-awaited animated spin-off hits the cinemas today Friday 1 July after a two-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

THE RISE OF GRU IS THE MINIONS PREQUEL The Rise of Gru is the prequel in the series of Minions movies. The film follows the journey of Gru who aspires to be like his favourite villain, Jean Clawed from the Vicious 6.

The fifth film in the Despicable Me/Minions franchise is set in the disco era of the 1970s.

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Gru is invited to try out for a spot in the Vicious 6, but when the group discovers he is just 12 years old, they send him packing. Naturally, this does not deter Gru from forging his own way as a budding bad guy now with the help of his hero.

With lots of sarcastic quips and karate chops, Gru goes on a wild mission with his Minions sidekicks. And he discovers that the baddest villain to ever live is actually nothing but a big softie!

MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU

The Rise of Gru stars the voices of some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Steve Carrell (Gru), Taraji P Henson (Belle Bottom), and Jean-Claude van Damme (Jean Clawed)

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THUMBS-UP FROM THE KIDS With the winter school holidays in full swing, you're probably looking for any way to keep your little ones occupied even if just for a few hours.

With all the gibberish and gags of the Minions and their master Gru, The Rise of Gru got a firm thumbs-up from my six-year-old!

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