Teens Are Suiting Up to See 'Minions 2' in Theatres
For some, it was despicable — but for others, respect gru
As evidenced by a new viral trend, teenagers are celebrating the oft-postponed Minions 2 finally being released by showing up to movie theatres dressed to the nines. Surprising? Perhaps. But not as surprising as these suave kids cementing a ba-na-na as the must-have accessory of the season.
Since the movie hit theatres on Friday (July 1), TikTok has been flooded with videos of sharp-dressed youngsters — often travelling in large packs and walking with their hands held below their breasts in an enlightened manner — making a whole outing of what might otherwise be a casual trip to the cinema to see an animated flick about little yellow jellybeans in overalls.
The trend seems to have gone global, and Canada is no exception. And while some theatres are actually actively trying to ban groups of teens in formal wear from screenings of The Rise of Gru due to "recent disturbances," Cineplex seems to be very much on board with the Gentleminions and their demure charms. "If you suited up for #TheRiseOfGru, don't forget to tag us, " the movie theatre company tweeted today, sharing a TikTok made by Toronto's Bhagesh Bala.
The crew rolled up to #Minions looking SHARP this weekend! 🔥😅— Cineplex (@CineplexMovies) July 4, 2022
Thanks to bhageshh_b on TikTok for sharing! If you suited up for #TheRiseOfGru, don't forget to tag us - we want to see it! #GentleMinions pic.twitter.com/4OdPSW6lkw
Elsewhere in Gentleminion CanCon, we spotted those unmistakable BC vistas in a TikTok from Silverstar's Lyndon C.
@lyndon.c Despicable af 🍌 #fyp #minions #riseofgru #cineplex #gentleman ♬ original sound - billh
Whether it's sheer boredom, relishing summer vacation, hitting a new pandemic-induced tier of delusion or an iron-clad commitment to the bit, the Gentleminions of the world are absolute lads. (So long as they aren't causing actual disturbances and trashing theatres, at least; respect is a core tenet of true Gentleminionship.) It's a Gentleminion summer!
Check out more of the latest and greatest fruits of the viral trend below.
Why Minions is crushing the box office. pic.twitter.com/IsFSW7Tkrf— Rob Keyes (@rob_keyes) July 3, 2022
Streets turned us despicable but our money still gru pic.twitter.com/YekGa9PV7x— BL⭐️CK (@rageriders) July 2, 2022