‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Review: Going all the way for the laughs

MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU (2022) Review
Directed by Kyle Balda

The Despicable Me franchise is like a love-hate relationship, there’s always hope for an installment to be good… or at least fun. But Minions: The Rise of Gru ups its comedy in a way I didn’t expected.

Honestly, the only Despicable Me movie I remember by heart is the first one. Gru being the bad guy had his heart melted by three adorable girls and become the story’s hero. But it’s the film’s charm that will win you over. But in Minions: The Rise of Gru, what will win you over is its outstanding humor.

The film isn’t holding back on its goal to deliver a fun and entertaining movie. It perfectly builds up its comedic scenes and elevates them minute by minute. If you’re a fan of the franchise and its humor, you’ll definitely have the best laughs in the cinema.

And while it’s highly entertaining and very funny, the film forgot how to put in perspective the setting of its story. In the Despicable Me franchise and even in the first Minions, robbery or crimes being made by the villains or even the main characters are discussed in the movie as, you know, bad. But it’s kind of disregarded in Minions: The Rise of Gru. Maybe because people familiar with the franchise already have that understanding? Not a reason though. But I do hope with its PG rating, parents can guide their kids about these issues.

3.5 OUT OF 5 STARS

‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ opens in Philippine cinemas and IMAX 3D June 29, 2022 from Universal Pictures Philippines. Rated PG by the MTRCB.

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