July 15, 2024

Minions 2: Origin of Gru hits the beat and beats its predecessor with great jokes and references

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Minions 2: Origin of Gru hits the beat and beats its predecessor with great jokes and references
Minions 2: Origin of Gru hits the beat and beats its predecessor with great jokes and references


“Minions 2: The Rise of Gru” hits the tone of the story and makes this movie a much better example than the 2015 feature film

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© Play / Light Entertainment‘Minions 2: Rise of Gru’ beats out the previous and final movie in the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise

When Despicable Me premiered, many people were fascinated by the story, and for good reason.. The movie had likeable characters, despite selling themselves as villains, as well as supporting actors who stole the show. In this case, it’s about minions, the little yellow creatures who, though not spoken, were the perfect scene companions for Gru (who also had the great dubbing of Steve Carell in the original and Leandro Hassum in the Brazilian version). With success, it is clear that the studio in charge, lighting, Turned the story into a franchise and developed more films with somewhat similar plots, That left us with at least one fun moment and one disaster: Pharrell Williams’ second movie “Happy,” which was nominated for an Academy Award (and to this day hasn’t fallen off our ears).

However, we know that when a supporting actor steals the show, studios are left with giant eyes (and full of dollar signs, already thinking about the box office). In doing so, the Minions won a solo feature film in 2015, which was well received, but did not charm the critics and a significant part of the audience, who missed something. With the arrival of “Minions 2 – Rise of Gru”, officials have fixed the track and added more visual jokes to the scriptpriceless moments with Gru that end up serving as the prelude to “Despicable Me” without seeming forced.

The story takes place a few years before the first “Despicable Me” movie.. Gru is a teenager waiting for his first chance to show his service as the great villain he imagines himself to be. The opportunity arises when he is invited to join the Sinister Six, an association of villains he has always dreamed of being a part of. He even tries to go it alone and leave his followers behind, but they, stubborn, end up following Gru even against his will.

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It is in this sense that “Minions 2: The Origin of Gru” operates as a plot. The film is very short (1h long and 20 rounds), But he makes good use of every minute by not wasting time introducing us to the characters we already know. When the movie begins, we already know who Gru and the minions are, the rest is shown in sequences that, although fast, don’t make the viewer get lost. The entire history of Sinister Six and its ramifications with Gru are exposed with subtle jokes that refer to several films of the ’80s, which are sure to be appreciated by movie-goers.

The voice work is also an inspiration again, which shows that the franchise was quite correct in this respect. If the movie originally had the talents of Alan Arkin, Jane Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Lucy Lawless, Danny Trejo, and Steve Carell himself, the Brazilian version features Hassum’s good timing and exceptional voice actors such as Sarito Rodrigues, Bruno Rocha, Garcia Jr. and Marco Dondi, Telma da Costa and others, who also benefited by translating not so many lost original jokes.

With all this said, it’s easy to see why “Minions 2: Rise of Gru” is better than the first solo adventure of the yellow pets that was a hit with adults and kids: The “thing” that was missing in this case was a plot that would unite them with Gru, because just like a movie with a “villain” just wouldn’t be so funny, a movie starring the minions just doesn’t stand alone. The complementarity and conflict of positions between them is what gives the spice that turns this franchise into an absolute success. This time around, the producers got it right, and here they are making a show that really works.

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