Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru (Steve Carell) is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement. It’s not going particularly well.

When Gru crosses paths with the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto — a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please — this unexpected family joins forces. Together, they build their first lair, design their first weapons, and strive to execute their first missions.

When the infamous supervillain supergroup, the Vicious 6, oust their leader — legendary martial arts fighter Wild Knuckles (Alan Arkin) — devoted fan Gru interviews to become their newest member. The Vicious 6 is not impressed, but then Gru outsmarts them – and suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. On the run, Gru discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.

the bean-shaped evil-groupies deliver a concentrated hit of irrepressible goofball nonsense.
The Guardian
Who’d have thought it? The ‘origin story’ for criminal mastermind Gru (and his yellow helpers) is by far the series’s punchiest entry yet
The Telegraph
straightforward fun.

This film is distributed by Universal Pictures.

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