cute, cheeky and even political
Minions looking for their “mini boss”
by Clara Suchi
06/30/2022, 12:58 pm
It has long been known that Gru will one day be the biggest super villain in the world. The new Minions movie tells a prequel to the now legendary “Despicable Me” movies. Cheeky, funny and still messy – the minions are back.
The world knows him as one of the greatest super villains. But “Minions – In Search of the Mini Boss” shows a different side of Gru. Her story begins in an American suburb in the 1970s. Gru is an outsider who is ridiculed for his dreams of one day becoming the world’s greatest observer. But luckily behind him is a gang of little yellow men who will do anything for their “mini boss”. However, Young Gru doesn’t appreciate it yet, and when his favorite villainous gang, the “Nasty 6”, offers him an interview, he leaves his ministers behind.
But as is often the case with Gru, everything goes wrong. “The Pheasant 6” isn’t particularly impressed by the little wannabe villains—until he outwits them and becomes the mean mastermind’s declared arch enemy. So instead of happily joining the gang of super villains, Gru himself becomes the victim.
When Gru is suddenly kidnapped, Kevin, Stuart, Bob and Otto must launch a rescue mission that begins with a tricycle, a motorcycle, and a hijacked plane. The popular Minions trio finds a new addition to Otto – a little pale man who can’t stop talking.
sly, ambitious and clever
As always, the minions offer an incredible amount of laughter. They’re cheeky, ambitious, and clever – and wreak havoc. But they never tire of searching and defending their little “mini boss”. In doing so, they make delicious fake dice. For example, when they disguise themselves as flight attendants and pilots to hijack a plane and fly to San Francisco. The little minion gives each passenger a nut instead of a packet of peanuts.
Or when small, round figures try to learn kung fu in order to save their “mini-boss”: a martial arts master must teach the art of kung fu to clumsy, clumsy and unfocused minions – admittedly in vain.
The German version is once again full of stars: Gru is spoken by Oliver Rohrbeck, best known for the cult radio drama “Die Drei???”. Known as the voice of Justus Jonas. Austrian actress and model Larisa Merolt also speaks a character from the group “Nasty 6”. Swiss singer Bastian Becker lent his voice to the villainous Jean-Clao. And moderation icon Thomas Gottschalk inspires in the role of Wilde Knucklecracker.
Unlike its predecessors Despicable Me and Minions, the film is a bit political as well. So the whole story starts with the “Big 6” being down to 5 because the old white man is being put out. According to the motto: The next generation of various villains is now on. But this political statement is different than expected – that is, an unequal pair of villains who want to learn from each other and see their differences as prosperity.
A story that is somewhat predictable and follows the classic hero story. But the cheeky minions and beautiful animations make the film special. The energy and spirit of Grammy-winning Jack Antonoff’s 1970s soundtrack also juxtaposes beautifully with the chaotic mini-heroes. Gru and his companions will not only be a huge hit with kids – parents can also look forward to sweet moments, cheeky stories and fun adventures.
“Minions – In Search of the Mini-Boss” can be seen in German cinemas from 30 June.
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