Minions: The Rise of Gru
Run Time: 87 min.
Opens: June 30, 2022
Starring: Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, Alan Arkin
Directors: Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson, Jonathan Del Val
Screenplay: Brian Lynch, Matthew Fogel
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.
“Six months into 2022, it’s the funniest film Hollywood has produced thus far.”– Peter Debruge, Variety
“Minions: The Rise of Gru is the perfect movie if you’ve been needing a moment to just laugh, no matter what age you are.”– Alexis Potter, Arizona Republic