MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU – Review by Martha K Baker

There comes a point when watching Minions: The Rise of Gru that you forget it’s a children’s film. Sure, you quickly adopted two rug rats to go with you, a grown-up — or should I say, a Gru-n-up? After all, you want to get past ticket-sellers, all too prone to yuk it up at the sight of an adult eager to see the third chapter in the Minion saga.

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MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU – Review by Susan Granger

In this installment of the madcap cartoon franchise, Gru’s story begins in 1976 as the Vicious 6, a group of super-villains (voiced by Lucy Lawless, Taraji P. Henson, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo and Jean-Claude Van Damme…a.k.a. “Jean-Clawed”), oust their legendary leader, Wild Knuckles (voiced by Alan Arkin), after acquiring a mystical medallion known as the Zodiac jewel.

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MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

Minions: The Rise of Gru is cheerfully bananas, boasting plenty of expected mayhem—and surprising heart. Opening roughly after Minions ended, it presents the future supervillain-turned-secret agent of the Despicable Me franchise as an impish 11-year-old. Gru with grand ambitions and adorable wide brown eyes that offset his mini gray suit and scarf. He’s not happy just clearing out a movie theater with fart spray or cutting in line for ice cream. He wants to be recognized as the world’s greatest villain.

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