It's Good To Be Bad

The mischievous Minions return to the big screen to take the seventies by storm in their sequel that reveals the despicable origins of their master Gru.

Article Published on 25.01.2021

Words Aaron Potter

After bumbling their way from the prehistoric era to the swinging sixties in their first standalone movie, everyone's favourite cheeky yellow bean-like beings are back to brung us more smiles with their seventies-set sequel. As teased at the end of their latest adventure, their second outing will follow their early relationship with twelve-year-old Gru, decades before the events of the main Despicable Me trilogy.

Experience the start of Gru's obsession with being bad as he attempts to join his idolised supervillain supergroup the Vicious 6. However, their nefarious leader - Taraji P. Henson's Belle Bottom - has other plans. It'll take returning Minions Kevin, Stuart, and Bob, plus hundreds of others working together, to help Gru with his mission to usurp the Vicious 6, and his new nemesis Belle Bottom.

As before, it's celebrity cameos galore with Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, and Julie Andrews all voicing characters alongside the familiar, though slightly hidher-pitched, tones of franchise mainstay Steve Carell.

Five years after the first Minions movie, prepare for yellow tops and denim dungarees to be back in fashion as Illumination Entertaintment spread more Minions fever all over the world.

Awesome Animated Sidekicks

Despite all of their shenanigans, Gru would be nothing without his Minions. Here are more companions from animated movies that we'd love to call friends.


Eddie Murphy's Donkey is a constant source of irritation to the peace-and-quiet-craving ogre, but also the only creature Shrek could ever call a friend. We wouldn't have him any other way.


Big Hero Six's Baymax proves actions speak louder than words. Don't be fooled by his cuddly appearance, this inflatabale robot is no pushover and can certainly pack a punch when his friend is in need.


Robin Williams' Genie is wild, bonkers, caring, and capable of making your wildest dreams come true...the best friend anyone could wish for.

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