By Zeyad Ragab
Who doesn’t like the Minions and their franchise? When audiences go to the theaters and they see the Illumination movies their eyes go wide. We can thank director Kyle Balda , editor Claire Dodgson, Steve Carell (Gru), Russell Brand (Dr. Nafario), Illumination, Universal Pictures, and Taraji P. Henson who plays Belle Bottom for making us happy and put a smile on our faces. They worked day in and day out to make our movie-going experience more joyful. Steve Carell is a very famous actor who also starred in the well-known sitcom called The Office. Taraji P. Henson also stars in Karate Kid and Ralph Breaks the Internet. Illumination and Universal studios created the movies of Despicable Me franchises. They also made The Grinch, Sing 2, The Lorax, and The Secret Life Of Pets. These iconic movies gather tons of viewers.
Minions: The Rise of Gru is adventurous and humorous. It is very colorful with lots of bright colors. There are different moods throughout the movie, with near-death scenes like when Gru and Wild Knuckles almost died to alligators and funny scenes like when Gru stuck himself in the face with the slime gun to impress the Vicious 6. Music plays a major role in the movie and includes genres like pop, funk and soul. Minions: The Rise of Gru is similar to movies like The Lorax and Sing 2. They are all humorous and adventurous, and most of the movies made by Illumination and Universal pictures are family-friendly movies. The Secret Life of Pets franchise was also a hit movie that comes with adventure and jokes.
There are just a lot of jokes that come with these kinds of movies. For instance, the line “so creamy, so delicious,”(Minions: The Rise of Gru) when Gru spoke to the people who were exercising and they wanted the ice cream Gru was eating in front of them. This is similar to a moment from a different movie but same writers and directors: in Despicable Me, Gru finds a kid crying about dropping his ice cream and Gru sees he is sad and makes him a balloon making the viewers think Gru is a good guy, but Gru ends up popping the balloon.
Kids and even adults enjoy these films and are entertained by funny moments like in Despicable Me 3, when Gru fights Evil Bratt and Gru getting pushed off the edge by Bratt’s wave guitar, with no clothes in front of a birthday party, swinging off the ship covered only in gum.
As a very big fan of Illuminations films, it’s difficult not to be biased, but these family friendly films are the best out there. Minions: The Rise of Gru film has racked up a 4.5 star rating. On Rotten Tomato, it received a score of 89% audience approval. Obviously this franchise is one of the biggest in the industry and the proof is in the statistics. Without Universal Pictures and Illumination we won’t be able to watch these amazing movies that we all love.