Our review of The Minions 2: Once Upon a Time Gru, the minions dive into seventies kung fu

Designed to humanize Gru, an endearing antihero always decked out in a striped scarf, the Minions stole the show. Illumination Entertainment & Universal Pictures International France

CRITICAL – Twelve years after their creation in Me, ugly and meanthe yellow creatures in overalls return in supercharged entertainment.

This is a rare case in the history of animation. First imagined as simple comic commas to humanize Gru, the endearing antihero of Me, ugly and mean released in 2010, the Minions roundly stole the show from their master.

Our dear little yellow capsules, dressed in blue overalls, wearing big welding goggles, are back at the cinema. Seven years after the first film, we find Kevin, Stuart, Bob and their friends in 1976. Bell-bottom pants, disco and “flower power” triumph happily.

The young Gru is 12 years old and dreams of only one thing: to become a super-villain like his idols of the moment, the Machiavellian Vicious Six. Will Karnage (whose French voice is provided by the hilarious Gérard Darmon) is the undisputed leader. When he has just stolen an amulet with terrifying magical powers, hidden deep in the equatorial jungle, his colleagues betray him and take the precious loot away. As the gang was made…

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