"Minions: The Rise of Gru" is a 2022 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Kyle Balda and Brad Ableson.
The starring cast includes Steve Carell as Gru, Pierre Coffin as Kevin, Taraji P. Henson as Belle Bottom, Michelle Yeoh as Master Chow, Russell Brand as Dr. Nefario, Julie Andrews as Marlena Gru, Alan Arkin as Wild Knuckles, Jean-Claude Van Damme as Jean-Clawed, RZA as a biker Otto befriends on his way to San Francisco, Lucy Lawless as Nunchuck and others.

Here are "Minions: The Rise of Gru" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Minions: The Rise of Gru movie?

Illumination on Monday, June 06, 2022 released the trailer for "Minions: The Rise of Gru" you can watch here:
Minions: The Rise of Gru | Official Trailer 3 .

Plot summary

What is Minions: The Rise of Gru movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Minions: The Rise of Gru" movie plot summary.

In 1976, eight years after the events of the first film, 11-year-old Gru (Steve Carell) allowed the Minions to work for him as their new leader.
One day, Gru receives an audition invitation from the Vicious 6, a criminal organization founded by the supervillain Wild Knuckles; now led by newly-appointed leader Belle Bottom (Taraji P. Henson) following Knuckles' death, who hope to find a new member. Gru's interview goes poorly but, much to the outrage of the Vicious 6, he manages to steal a stone capable of turning anyone into one of the animals of the Chinese zodiac by Chinese New Year.
After an escape with Kevin (Pierre Coffin), Stuart, and Bob, Gru finds out that Otto, a large, rounded, blabbering Minion with braces, has traded the stone for a pet rock, causing him to fire the Minions before going alone to find the stone. However, Knuckles, who is revealed to be alive, kidnaps Gru before taking him to San Francisco (RZA).
Without the stone, Kevin, Stuart, Bob set out to San Francisco to find him, ending up piloting a plane there. When they reach Knuckles' house, they are chased by his goons until Master Chow (Michelle Yeoh), a former Kung Fu teacher, helps them out. Chow decides to teach them after they beg for her to do so. When their teaching is complete, the trio head back to Wild Knuckles' home to try and get Gru back. Meanwhile, Otto tries to chase a biker who has the stone as a necklace. When he manages to catch up to him at Death Valley, the biker gives the stone back to Otto and takes him to San Francisco.
Gru starts to bond with Knuckles after the latter's goons quit on him. After saving Knuckles from a crocodile eating him alive in his pool, they decide to rob the Bank of Evil, managing to steal the Mona Lisa. After they get home one night, they see that Knuckles' home has been destroyed by the Vicious 6, thanks to Kevin, Stuart, and Bob breaking in earlier. Knuckles decides to give up, causing Gru to take it upon himself to stop them.


Who plays who in the Minions: The Rise of Gru movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Minions: The Rise of Gru" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Steve Carell  as Gru a rising supervillain and the boss of the Minions
Pierre Coffin  as Kevin Stuart, Bob, Otto, and the rest of the Minions
Taraji P. Henson  as Belle Bottom the newly-appointed leader of the Vicious 6
Michelle Yeoh  as Master Chow an acupuncturist and Kung Fu fighter
Russell Brand  as Dr. Nefario an absent-minded scientist
Julie Andrews  as Marlena Gru Gru's mother
Alan Arkin  as Wild Knuckles the former leader of the Vicious 6
Jean-Claude Van Damme  as Jean-Clawed a member of the Vicious 6 with a giant mechanical lobster claw for his right arm
RZA  as a biker Otto befriends on his way to San Francisco
Lucy Lawless  as Nunchuck a member of the Vicious 6
Dolph Lundgren  as Svengeance a member of the Vicious 6
Danny Trejo  as Stronghold a member of the Vicious 6 with big metal hands
Jimmy O. Yang  as Henchman 1
Kevin Michael Richardson  as Henchman 2
John DiMaggio  as Henchman 3
Michael Beattie  as VNC Announcer / Guru Rick
Will Arnett  as Mr. Perkins
Steve Coogan  as Silas Ramsbottom
Colette Whitaker  as Gru's Teacher
Raymond S. Persi  as Birthday Kid
Kyle Balda  as Additional Voices
Bob Bergen  as Additional Voices
Beau Billingslea  as Additional Voices
Catherine Cavadini  as Additional Voices
David Chen  as Additional Voices
Will Collyer  as Additional Voices
Meilee Condron  as Additional Voices
Antonio Raul Corbo  as Additional Voices
Debi Derryberry  as Additional Voices
Scarlett Estevez  as Additional Voices
Kellen Goff  as Additional Voices
Jake Green  as Additional Voices
Isa Hall  as Additional Voices
Ramone Hamilton  as Additional Voices
Aaron Hendry  as Additional Voices
Barbara Harris  as Additional Voices (as Barbara Iley)
JP Karliak  as Additional Voices (as John Karliak)
Evan Kishiyama  as Additional Voices
Sam Lavagnino  as Additional Voices
Dawnn Lewis  as Additional Voices
Amari McCoy  as Additional Voices
Levi Nunez  as Additional Voices
Benjamin Plessala  as Additional Voices
Alex Puccinelli  as Additional Voices
David Randolph  as Additional Voices
Carla Rempp  as Additional Voices
Nev Scharrel  as Additional Voices
James Sie  as Additional Voices
Mindy Sterling  as Additional Voices
Fred Tatasciore  as Additional Voices
Regina Taufen  as Additional Voices
Nisa Ward  as Additional Voices
Debra Wilson  as Additional Voices
Nora Wyman  as Additional Voices

Release date

When is Minions: The Rise of Gru movie release date?

"Minions: The Rise of Gru" movie release date was scheduled to be on June 13, 2022 (Annecy) and on July 1, 2022 (United States) distributing by Universal Pictures International (UPI), Universal Studios, Cinemundo, Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP) and Universal Pictures Argentina.


What are Minions: The Rise of Gru filming details?

The duration of the film is 88 minutes. With a budget of ~$85 million, the film grossed over $4.1 million.

"Minions: The Rise of Gru" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about Minions: The Rise of Gru movie?

"Minions: The Rise of Gru" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.2/10. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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