August 16, 2022

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Viral challenge on TikTok: Teens in suits barred from ‘Minions’ movie

Viral challenge on TikTok: Teens in suits barred from 'Minions' movie

London | Many British films have banned young people from wearing costumes to watch the latest opus in the saga. Servants Because of the rowdyism by some of the young audience who were encouraged by the movement on TikTok.

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Following the #gentleminions trend, groups of young men in suits and ties imitating main character Felonious Grew and his signature gestures disrupted screenings of the film released in the United Kingdom on Friday, filming themselves and posting videos on social networks that went viral. .

“Due to some incidents at our cinemas over the weekend, we have had to restrict access under certain circumstances,” said a spokesperson for the Odeon cinema chain.

The Mallard, the Channel Island of Guernsey’s only cinema, has stopped showing the film due to ‘incredibly bad behaviour’ by some groups.

Film director Daniel Phillips-Smith told the BBC that these young moviegoers “threw things, swore” and argued with other audience members during the screening.

An independent cinema in Wadebridge, Cornwall, The Regal, warned on Twitter: ‘We currently do not dress unaccompanied minors. Minions 2: Once Upon a Time Gru“.

The animated film, whose Universal broadcast was postponed for two years due to the pandemic, explores the origins of the franchise’s main character from the first installment. Me, Ugly and Neen It grossed $3.7 billion at the box office in 2010, according to specialty site IMDB, not counting multiple derivatives.

Released in the United States, the United Kingdom and China on Friday, before a release in France on Wednesday, the film dates back to the beginning of Gru, a story about a failed loveable villain who is surrounded by a young man and an army of minions. Unite a group of villains, Vicious 6.

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Universal, which produced the animated film, endorsed Runaway, tweeting: “To all those in costume at @Minions: We see you and we love you”.