Despicable Me 4

MOVIE REVIEW | Despicable Me 4

Despicable Me 4 – The latest installment in the beloved Despicable Me franchise, “Despicable Me 4,” delivers a heartwarming blend of humor, action, and the ever-adorable Minions that fans have come to cherish.

After a seven-year hiatus, the franchise returns with another witty adventure, introducing a new family member that adds fresh dynamics to the story. While the episodic formula of the movie might feel a bit jarring at first, it proves to be attention-grabbing and easier to follow, especially for viewers with young children who might get distracted.

“Despicable Me 4” excels in providing pure escapism, entertainment, and joy. It offers a delightful respite from the real world, which can often be full of hurt, sadness, and brokenness. The film’s engaging storyline, combined with its signature charm and humor, ensures that audiences can immerse themselves in a world of laughter and excitement.

This latest sequel is a must-watch for fans of the series and a perfect movie for viewers of all ages looking for a mix of adventure, comedy, and heart. “Despicable Me 4” reaffirms that the Despicable Me universe still has plenty of stories to tell, continuing to deliver the fun and family-friendly entertainment that has made the franchise so beloved.

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About Despicable Me 4:

Genre: Action-Comedy

Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Pierre Coffin, Joey King, Sofia Vergara, Stephen Colbert, Miranda Cosgrove, Chloe Fineman, Steve Coogan, Chris Renaud, Dana Gaier, Madison Polan

Screenplay: Mike White, Ken Daurio

Director: Chris Renaud

Co-Director: Patrick Delage

Producers: Chris Meledandri, Brett Hoffman

In the first Despicable Me movie in seven years, Gru, the world’s favourite supervillain-turned-Anti-Villain League-agent, returns for an exciting, bold new era of Minions mayhem in Illumination’s Despicable Me 4.

Following the 2022 blockbuster phenomenon of Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru, which earned almost $1 billion worldwide, the biggest global animated franchise in history now begins a new chapter as Gru (Oscar® nominee Steve Carell) and Lucy (Oscar® nominee Kristen Wiig) and their girls —Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Madison Polan)—welcome a new member to the Gru family, Gru Jr., who is intent on tormenting his dad.

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Gru faces a new nemesis in Maxime Le Mal (Emmy winner Will Ferrell) and his femme fatale girlfriend Valentina (Emmy nominee Sofia Vergara), and the family is forced to go on the run.

The film features fresh new characters voiced by Joey King (Bullet Train), Emmy winner Stephen Colbert (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and Chloe Fineman (Saturday Night Live). Pierre Coffin returns as the iconic voice of the Minions and Oscar® nominee Steve Coogan returns as Silas Ramsbottom.

Packed with non-stop action and filled with Illumination’s signature subversive humor, Despicable Me 4 is directed by a co-creator of the Minions, Oscar® nominee Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets), and is produced by Illumination’s visionary founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and by Brett Hoffman (executive producer, The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Minions: The Rise of Gru). The film is co-directed by Patrick Delage (animation director Sing 2 and The Secret Life of Pets 2), and the screenplay is by the Emmy winning creator of White Lotus, Mike White, and the veteran writer of every Despicable Me film, Ken Daurio.

Despicable Me 4 releases in cinemas from 20 June, 2024.

Link to Universal Pictures HERE

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TV Central Movie Previews HERE



Aaron: 7 / 10 “still adorable, warm and fuzzy”
Zak: 7 / 10 “I liked it, my 2 year old loved it. What else could you ask for?”



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Cinema Experience:

Big crowd and lots of kids due to the anticipation of the movie. The atmosphere and seating were great. Lots of popcorn and juice for the kids. Great sound and polite staff.

Viewed at Innaloo cinema, WA.

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