Despicable Me 4 – Entertaining New Chapter

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Despicable Me 4

Gru, the Minions, and the whole family are back in a new adventure this summer in Despicable Me 4. Joining a long list of fourth movies in series this summer Despicable Me 4 is the sixth movie including Gru and the Minions and frankly, the Minions steal the show as usual.

In Despicable Me 4, Gru is now a married father of four and still working for the AVL (Anti-Villian League), and targets a supervillain he graduated school with – Maxime. The AVL captures Maxime and Gru settles into homelife again. But when Maxime escapes, the whole family has to go into hiding and take on new identities to protect them. Moving to a new and fancy area, things should be easy until Gru is blackmailed by the neighbor and he has to pull a heist to protect his family and keep them out of harms way.

Despicable Me 4

The movie has everything you’d expect from a Despicable Me movie, bad guys, good guys and of course Minions. But the movie adds in new characters like new neighbors and the most important – Baby Gru Junior. Definitely a mama’s boy at the start of the movie, the new life change makes him spend more time with his father and even goes on his first heist. A mix of adorable baby who takes after his father more than you would expect, Junior has his own skills that would get him into the Villian school when he’s old enough. But the cuteness factor helps outweigh the evil genius in the making.

Despicable Me 4

Just like every other Minion or Despicable Me movie, the Minions are really the stars of the movie. From the Mega versions that are created by the AVL, the ones that are working in AVL, and the ones that moved with the family. They continue to be the living embodiment of intrusive thoughts and will have kids and adults laughing throughout the movie. Their adventures and trouble-making are peppered in between the main story and throughout the story as well. It’s hard to separate them from the Despicable Me franchise, but they are the characters that make the movies worth watching.

Despicable Me 4

Despicable Me 4 is a decent addition to the Despicable Me and Minion universe. Fans of the franchise and characters will enjoy the movie, and kids will love the new Minions and shenanigans they get into. Coming in at just over an hour and a half, the movie is perfect for shorter attention spans and moves at a decent pace. Is it a movie that fans asked for or need? Not at all, but it is one that will entertain families and most likely fill theaters this holiday weekend.

Find the Minions, the Mega Minions, Gru and the whole family in theaters now in Despicable Me 4.

Overall Rating

Four Star Review

About Descpicable Me 4

Despicable Me 4

In the first Despicable Me movie in seven years, Gru, the world’s favorite supervillain-turned-Anti-Villain League-agent, returns for an exciting, bold new era of Minions mayhem in Illumination’s Despicable Me 4

Following the 2022 summer blockbuster phenomenon of Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru, which earned almost $1 billion worldwide, the biggest global animated franchise in history now begins a new chapter as Gru (Oscar® nominee Steve Carrell) and Lucy (Oscar® nominee Kristen Wiig) and their girls —Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Madison Polan)—welcome a new member to the Gru family, Gru Jr., who is intent on tormenting his dad.

Gru faces a new nemesis in Maxime Le Mal (Emmy winner Will Ferrell) and his femme fatale girlfriend Valentina (Emmy nominee Sofia Vergara), and the family is forced to go on the run.  

The film features fresh new characters voiced by Joey King (Bullet Train), Emmy winner Stephen Colbert (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and Chloe Fineman (Saturday Night Live). Pierre Coffin returns as the iconic voice of the Minions and Oscar® nominee Steve Coogan returns as Silas Ramsbottom. 

Packed with non-stop action and filled with Illumination’s signature subversive humor, Despicable Me 4 is directed by a co-creator of the Minions, Oscar® nominee Chris Renaud (Despicable MeThe Secret Life of Pets), and is produced by Illumination’s visionary founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and by Brett Hoffman (executive producer, The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Minions: The Rise of Gru). The film is co-directed by Patrick Delage (animation director Sing 2 and The Secret Life of Pets 2), and the screenplay is by the Emmy winning creator of White Lotus, Mike White, and the veteran writer of every Despicable Me film, Ken Daurio. 

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