Cute, rude, and even political
Minions looking for their ‘little boss’

Von Clara Sotti

It has long been known that Gru will one day be the world’s greatest villain. The new Minions movie now narrates the prequel to the legendary movie “Despicable Me.” Cheeky, fun and still messy – the Minions are back.

The world knows him as one of the greatest villains. But “Minions – In Search of the Mini Boss” shows a different side of Gru, whose story begins in the 1970s in a suburban United States. Gru is an outsider who has been mocked for his dreams of one day becoming the world’s greatest champion. But luckily he has his gang of little yellow men behind him, who would do anything for their “little boss”. Young Gru didn’t appreciate it yet, and left his followers behind when his favorite evil gang, “Nasty 6,” offered him an interview.

But as is often the case with Gru, everything is going well. “Fiesen 6” is not particularly affected by the wannabe little villain – until he outruns them and becomes the declared archenemy of mean masterminds. So instead of happily joining the gang of super-villains, Gru becomes the stalker himself.

When Gru is suddenly kidnapped, Kevin, Stuart, Bob and Otto must launch a rescue operation that begins with a hijacked tricycle, motorcycle, and plane. The famous Minion Trio gets a new addition in Otto – a little yellow man who can’t stop talking.

Cheeky, ambitious and smart

As always, the Minions deliver an incredible amount of laughs. They’re cowardly, ambitious, smart – and they make a mess. But they never get tired of looking for and saving their “little boss”. In doing so, they make delicious dishes. For example, when they disguise themselves as flight attendants and pilots to hijack a plane and travel to San Francisco. Little Minion distributes one nut to each passenger instead of a box of peanuts.

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In Search of Gru: The minions never get tired of searching for their “little boss”.

(Photo: Universal Studios)

Or when the little round characters try to learn kung fu to save their “little boss”: the martial arts teacher is supposed to teach the clumsy, uninterested and uninterested minions the art of kung fu – of course, in vain.

The German version is again filled with stars: Gru is spoken by Oliver Rohrbeck, known to many as the voice of Justus Jonas in the radio drama “Die Drei???”. Larissa Marault, an actress and model from Austria, also talks about a character from the “Nasty 6” group. Swiss singer Bastian Becker gives his voice to villain Jean Clou. Temperance icon Thomas Gottschalk is the inspiration for the role of Wild Knucklecracker.

political statement

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Introduction to the World’s Greatest Villain: Gru and the Minions in the 1970s.

(Photo: Universal Studios)

Unlike its predecessors, Despicable Me and the Minions, the film is somewhat political. So the whole story starts with “Big 6” and goes down to 5 because the old white man is being left out. According to the motto: The next generation of different villains is now here. But this political statement is different from what might be expected – an unequal pair of villains who want to learn from each other and see their differences as enrichment.

A somewhat predictable storyline that follows the classic hero story. But the tricky minions and the beautiful animation make the movie special. The energy and zeitgeist of the 1970s Grammy-winning Jacques Antonoff soundtrack also pairs beautifully with the chaotic mini-heroes. Not only will Gru and his followers be a hit with kids – parents can look forward to sweet moments, enigmatic stories, and fun adventures too.

“Minions – In Search of the Mini-Boss” can be seen in German cinemas from June 30.

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