The Minions get a Mini Master in Minions: The Rise of Gru – Review and Printables

Before Gru joins the AVL, before he saves the minions from becoming purple monsters, before he adopts Margo, Edith, and Agnes, and even before he steals the moon, Gru at a very young age, had aspirations of becoming the worlds greatest villain. Thanks to the release of Minions: The Rise of Gru, fans of all ages finally get to see the young budding villain discover his evil background. Now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital, Minions: The Rise of Gru is a must see for any Minion fan. Grab a copy of Minions the Rise of Gru from (affiliate link).

I received the chance to review the movie and here is what I thought.


As a minion fan, once the movie arrived at my door, I tore into the case and quickly put in the blu-ray to start the epic adventure. My family, of course, was not far behind me as popcorn sprayed from the kitchen, blankets fluttered to the floor, and stuffed Minion toys came out to enjoy the party. We all nearly held our breath as Illumination sprang across the screen. I knew we were all thinking, finally, another Minion movie.

Fans know the story of how Gru started as a villain in Despicable me, with the conquest of stealing the moon in order to become the ultimate bad guy. In the process Gru adopts 3 girls and his heart changes from evil to “mostly” good. However, before all that he was a kid in the 70s, looking to be the ultimate bad guy by joining the Vicious 6, When the Vicious 6, kick out Wild Knuckles, they are short a member and hold interviews for those looking to join their ranks. Gru takes a step onto his evil path and attempts to pass the interview process.

Things go from villainous to Minion-ous as a string of events unfold taking Gru and his banana loving Minions on an adventure so absurd that it can only be a Minions movie. After the failure of becoming a member of the Vicious 6, the minions lose a special stone making Gru the enemy of the Vicious 6. In order to help Gru, the Minions .

Many times through the movie popcorn was flying as laughter spewed from our lips. Minions The Rise of Gru did not disappoint when it came to hilarious antics by the Minions. When they learn of their super power with the Puppy Dog eyes, I almost fell out of my chair with laughter. Anyone who has or watches kids know, those puppy dog eyes are a deadly power when caught off guard.

Just look at those faces!

The Minions have way more than puppy dog eyes and a karate scene. Like other Minion movies in the past, the Minions will dawn funny costumes to try to blend into certain areas, that means, 70s attire. And somehow…they succeed. They will also have their bottom jokes and speak the worlds favorite language, Minionese. This combination leads to a wonderful movie with great characters and adorable Minions.

A word of warning for the younger audience. Minions: The Rise of Gru is rated PG due to violence, but what can be done? To be a villain often involves violence. Just know that going in.

Personally, I find this to be a brilliant Minions movie and I truly hope they make more. I give it 5 stars!

To celebrate Minions the Rise of Gru, illumination created a fantastic Printable activity pack for fans to download, print, and create. With crafts, recipes, activities, and coloring pages. It is a pack the whole family will enjoy. The Activity pack includes:

  • Learn about your Chinese Zodiac Sign
  • Make a Disco Ball
  • Make your Own Pet Rock
  • Banana Milkshake
  • Decorate and Color Otto
  • Minion Maze
  • 3 Coloring Pages

To get the printable Activity Pack, click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then print and create for tons of fun!

1 comment

    • Sandra on 09/09/2022 at 06:46

    Love the minions. Really enjoyed your description.

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