It is about Minions: The Rise Of Gru that we are reviewing

Guru (Steve Carell) wants to become a supervillain and doesn't want to wait until he's an adult to do so. When God fails to join the Vicious 6, his favorite team of supervillains, he decides to show them just how bad he can get, putting himself, his Minions, and the entire world at risk.

As we enter our fifth season of The Cinematic Gruniverse, we have established a simple formula for any films featuring Gru/the Minions. There will be several montages. There will be a battle with something very large. The Minions will save the day by accident.

A powerful doohickey will be stolen. A child or Minion will go missing. If you’re hoping one of these films will do something unexpected, that predictable formula might be a problem, but who honestly expects the Minions to be innovative?

Those simple formulas have consistently led to a reliable, undemanding good time at the cinema. This is why they continue to work.

It may be misleading to refer to this movie as the second Minions movie because the Minions have more brand recognition now than Despicable Me. In 1976 San Francisco, Gru (Steve Carell) is an awkward, friendless pre-teen who dreams of becoming a supervillain.

This is a Despicable Me prequel that focuses mainly on God. In his interview, he is humiliated by Belle Bottom (Taraji P. Henson), the leader of the world's top supervillain team, the Vicious 6, led by Belle Bottom.

God steals the Vicious 6's most valuable loot, the Zodiac Stone, to show his heroes what they are missing.

As the Vicious 6's betrayed former leader, Wild Knuckles and his loyal Minions flee from the most dangerous people in the world, he seeks the help of someone with his grudge against them.

There are too many characters in this movie, so Gru and Knuckles bond, three Minions learn kung fu with an acupuncturist (Michelle Yeoh) for spurious reasons, and another Minion travels across the country on a treasure hunt, and the Vicious 6 plot to kill each other.

The subplots are all simple enough to not get confusingly tangled, which is a good thing. In a final act that makes little sense and lacks explanation, the strands eventually collide, but it's gorgeously animated and full of spectacle.

Despite the movies' weak plot, they've always been great at making funny incidental jokes. Not least in the names of Vicious 6 members, there are some terrific throwaway gags here.

Vengeance (Dolph Lundgren) is an evil Viking; Nun Chuck (Lucy Lawless) splits her crucifix into weapons, and Jean-Claude Van Damme voices a lobster-limbed villain named Jean Clawed.

With towering hairdos, a disco soundtrack, evil lairs, and Roger Moore-era Bond aesthetic vehicles, director Kyle Balda has a lot of fun with the film's 1970s setting.

If you've enjoyed the previous movies, you're likely to enjoy this one. It's not likely to win over anyone unmoved by the previous films.

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