The reviews for 
Minions: The Rise of Gru are in, and they are largely praising the animated film’s wacky sense of fun. 
The Rise of Gru, which comes to theaters this weekend on July 1, 2022, is the second 
Minions film after 2015’s 
Minions, which was spun off from the popular 
Despicable Me trilogy. This project bridges the gap between 
Minions (which was set in 1968) and the first 
Despicable Me, depicting the future supervillain Gru as a child (still played by Steve Carell), as he encounters the little yellow creatures who will continue to be his companions and servants when he is an adult in 2010’s
Despicable Me.,Minions: The Rise of Gru is one of the final films from the delayed 2020 slate to be released, following the reopening of theaters after the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps because of its years of anticipation, or because of the Minions’ continued stranglehold over pop culture, Internet memes, and children’s imaginations, 
The Rise of Gru is predicted to do extremely well at the box office. It is currently projected to take in $150 million globally this weekend, with between $65 and $75 million coming domestically during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. In fact, it’s likely going to outpace the big-budget Pixar offering 
Lightyear by a country mile.,Related: Every Despicable Me Movie, Ranked Worst To Best,Ahead of the film’s release, many publications have published their official reviews of 
Minions: The Rise of Gru. As has been the case with every film in the family-friendly franchise, opinions vary as to the effectiveness of the Minions’ slapstick antics. However, while many reviews find fault with the film’s fluffy, superficial plot, many agree that the project is still delivering big laughs, with some even arguing that it’s the best entry in the now five-film franchise. Check out selected quotes from 
Minions: The Rise of Gru reviews below:,Peter Bradshaw, 
The Guardian,Robbie Collin, 
The Telegraph,Peter Debruge, 
Variety,Thomas Floyd, 
The Washington Post,Todd Gilchrist, 
AV Club,Rafael Motamayor, 
SlashFilm,Olly Richards,
Empire,Frank Scheck, 
THR,Katie Walsh, 
Los Angeles Times,Currently, the Rotten Tomatoes score for 
Minions: The Rise 
of Gru is maintaining a Fresh rating of 68% and about 66% among top critics. While it’s not a particularly high score, it’s the best that the franchise has received since 
Despicable Me 2 earned 75% in 2013. The following films, 
Minions and 2017’s 
Despicable Me 3, only received 55% and 59% respectively.,For many parents, whether or not they go to see 
Minions: The Rise of Gru is not up to them. Many children across the globe are still obsessed with the Minions and will drag whatever adults they can to the movies with them. However, those who had some trepidation about the latest entry in the franchise can rest easy knowing that, at the very least, the film has been delivering for quite a few critics.,Next: Every Movie Coming To Theaters In July 2022,Source: Various (see links above)