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Minions: The Rise of Gru Parents Guide

Minions: The Rise of Gru Parents Guide

I was able to attend a screening in order to write this Minions: The Rise of Gru parents guide. All opinions are my own.

We have been looking forward to Minions: The Rise of Gru for a long time. The Minions movie came out in 2015. It has been a long seven years to wait for the second one – but so worth the wait! We all really loved it. The storyline is engaging and fun, there are a lot of easter eggs that relate to Despicable Me and Minions and it gives us so much more background on Gru.

The movie starts off not too long after the last one ends. Gru has hired the Minions to be his henchmen and he is looking for despicable things to do on his way to becoming a supervillain. He meets The Vicious 6 hoping to be able to join them and instead, things take a different turn. Be ready for a lot of fun, laughs, and adventure in this new addition to the Despicable Me/Minions family. Looking forward to seeing it again.

Watching it on the IMAX always makes it so much more fun! I highly recommend it if you can! Check out where it is playing and get your tickets here:

Minions: The Rise of Gru Parents Guide

Minions: The Rise of Gru is rated PG for some action/violence and rude humor. It runs for 1 hour and 27 minutes.

There are no end-credit scenes for Minions: The Rise of Gru. There is a short blip after about 5 seconds of credits and then you can head out.

Sex & Nudity –  There are 3 different shots of bare bums. Two are of Minions (once on an airplane and another on the Trolly). One is of Gru. It shows him taking a bath (nothing shown there) and then drying off (this is where you see the bum) and then putting his underwear on.

Violence & Gore – There is a lot of fighting, destruction of property, and similar violence. Part of the movie takes place in Chinatown in San Francisco so there is Kung Fu.

Profanity – Nothing at least not in English. The minions speak Spanish so there may have been something from them that I missed.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking – None

Frightening & Intense Scenes – Some of the humans change into Chinese New Year animals. There is a character faking a heart attack. A character is tied to the hands of a clock that is stretched.

Overall the movie is great for ALL ages. I think everyone will love it. It is right on line with the action, adventure, and other elements of the Minions movies, so if your kids have seen those, this will be just fine.

Minions: The Rise of Gru releases in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2022

About Minons: The Rise of Gru:

This summer, from the biggest global animated franchise in history, comes the origin story of how the world’s greatest supervillain first met his iconic Minions, forged cinema’s most despicable crew and faced off against the most unstoppable criminal force ever assembled in Minions: The Rise of Gru.

Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru (Oscar® nominee Steve Carell) is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement.

It’s not going particularly well. When Gru crosses paths with the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—this unexpected family joins forces. Together, they build their first lair, design their first weapons, and strive to execute their first missions.

When the infamous supervillain supergroup, the Vicious 6, oust their leader—legendary martial arts fighter Wild Knuckles (Oscar® winner Alan Arkin)— Gru, their most devoted fanboy, interviews to become their newest member. The Vicious 6 is not impressed by the diminutive, wannabe villain, but then Gru outsmarts (and enrages) them, and he suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. With Gru on the run, the Minions attempt to master the art of kung fu to help save him, and Gru discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.

Minions: The Rise of Gru releases in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2022

Minions: The Rise of Gru Trailer

Featuring more spectacular action than any film in Illumination history and packed with the franchise’s signature subversive humor, Minions: The Rise of Gru stars a thrilling new cast, including, the Vicious 6: Taraji P. Henson as cool and confident leader Belle Bottom, whose chain belt doubles as a lethal disco-ball mace; Jean-Claude Van Damme as the nihilistic Jean Clawed, who’s armed (literally) with a giant robotic claw; Lucy Lawless as Nunchuck, whose traditional nun’s habit hides her deadly nun-chucks; Dolph Lundgren as Swedish roller-skate champion Svengeance, who dispenses his enemies with spin kicks from his spiked skates; and Danny Trejo as Stronghold, whose giant iron hands are both a menace to others and a burden to him. 

The film also stars Russell Brand as Young Dr. Nefario, an aspiring mad scientist, Michelle Yeoh as Master Chow, an acupuncturist with mad kung fu skills, and Oscar® winner Julie Andrews as Gru’s maddeningly self-absorbed mom.

Steered by the franchise’s original creators, Minions: The Rise of Gru is produced by visionary Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborators Janet Healy and Chris Renaud. The film is directed by returning franchise filmmaker Kyle Balda (Despicable Me 3, Minions), co-directed by Brad Ableson (The Simpsons) and Jonathan del Val (The Secret Life of Pets films), and features the iconic voice of Pierre Coffin as the Minions and a killer ’70s soundtrack courtesy of legendary Grammy-winning music producer Jack Antonoff.

Genre: Action-Comedy

Cast: Steve Carell, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, RZA, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Russell Brand, with Julie Andrews and Alan Arkin

Director: Kyle Balda

Co-Directors: Brad Ableson, Jonathan del Val

Producers: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy, Chris Renaud

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I hope this Minions The Rise of Gru parents guide helped you! Let us know what you thought of the movie.

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Saturday 2nd of July 2022

Thanks for the parents guide for Minions: The Rise of Gru. I'm sure the movie is going to be a smash hit with families. The box office is going to implode with $$$

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