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LONDON (AFP) – Many British cinemas have banned access to teenagers in costume who came to see the latest installment in the “Minions” saga, because of the furore encouraged by a movement on TikTok by some younger audiences.
Following the #gentleminions trend, groups of teens in suits and ties mimicking the main character, Felonius Gru, and his signature gestures, disrupted a screening of the Friday-released film in the United Kingdom, filming themselves and socializing. Posted on network videos that have gone viral.
A spokesperson for the Odeon cinema chain said, “Due to a small number of incidents at our cinemas over the weekend, we had to restrict access under certain circumstances.”
The Mallard, the channel island of Guernsey’s only cinema, stopped showing the film due to “incredibly bad behavior” by some groups.
Cinema director Daniel Phillips-Smith told the BBC that these young film-goers “thrown objects, swore” and argued with other spectators during the screening.
An independent cinema in Wedbridge, Cornwall, The Regal warned on Twitter: “We are currently not accepting minors wearing costumes for +Minions 2: Once Upon a Time Gru+”.
This animated film, whose airing was postponed by Universal for two years due to the pandemic, explores the origins of the main character of the franchise, who has earned $3.7 billion (3.54) since the first installment “Despicable Me” in 2010. has earned. billion euros) at the box office, not to mention several derivatives, according to the specialized site IMDB.
Released on Friday in the United States, the United Kingdom and China, before its release on Wednesday in France, the film marks the start date of Gru, the failed lovable bad guy in the saga, who as a teenager and Surrounded by an army of minions, wanting to unify a group of baddies, Vicious 6.
Universal, which produced this animated film, approved Fugitive for its part, tweeting: “To all those who show up to @Minions in costume: we see you and we love you”.
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