“Minions: The Rise of Gru” offered an expected serving as the fifth edition in the “Despicable Me”/”Minions” franchise, and it could hanker the Minions’ fix for diehard fans – but not the average viewer.


In 2015, the first movie “Despicable Me” introduced society to the yellow, goggled being that was the Minions. The giggling, gibberish-speaking blob has become a widespread brand and sensation in the years following. It’s understandable why the newest edition in the franchise is labeled as another “Minions” movie – instead of its predecessor “Despicable Me” – since the first “Minions” film garnered the franchise’s best box office return at more than $1 billion worldwide. But those silly, dumb, chaotic beings may be overstaying their welcome on the big screen.

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