Fair warning, the cynic in me is going to be on full display as I write this article. The Minions have been the bane of everyone's existences for as long as I can imagine and yet somehow their movies seem to earn over a billion dollars each time the Universal Marketing department cranks out a new film.
And just as there is no end in sight to Boomers sharing Minion memes, a new film starring the annoying little brats is on the horizon. Originally scheduled to come out in July 2020, the movie has now been pushed to July 2021. You can thank the Coronavirus for that.
But part of my job is to write a timely article about what or how this presumably awful film will end up. So, with said and given the fact that I'm a bit too lazy actually to reword it, I'm just going to put the official synopsis of the film here:
Lazy Universal Is Lazy
Serving as a continuation of the 2015 film, this time in the heart of the 1970s, a twelve-year-old Felonius Gru is growing up in the suburbs. As a fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious Six, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join their own ranks.
But when the Vicious Six fire their leader, legendary fighter Wild Knuckles, Gru seeks to join to become their newest member. It all goes awry and the situation becomes worse yet after Gru steals from them and suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. On the run, Gru ends up finding an unlikely source for guidance, Wild Knuckles himself, and discovers that even villains sometimes need a little help from their friends.
Now that I have covered the plot and the release date, I'll tend to the “expectations”. But then again, the target demographic of this film only needs bright colours and stupid jokes to keep themselves entertained.
It's not like that this is a film with a complex plot or an overarching story. I just realized that this article was pointless, but in any case this is my job. I hope you got some humour out of this anyway, because you won't get much out of Minions: The Rise Of Gru.