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‘Gentleminions’ on TikTok: Why teens are dressed ready to go watch ‘Minions’

Lots of teens head to theaters dressed up in gorgeous outfits, all to watch the Minions movie, Rise of Gru.

The Gentleminions craze — a trend from TikTok that sees young men in suits sitting down for a screening of the new Illumination and Universal movie — made headlines for getting teens into Minions shows and reportedly for the excitement of it. Disruptions in some theaters. You may have spotted the trend on social media or even crossed paths with a moviegoer while seeing the family dusting off in person. Whatever brings you here, you will likely have questions.

Minions: The Rise of Gru Friday afternoon next Delay due to COVID-19 pandemic. he had Best Opening Animated Film During the pandemic, he secured a total of $125 million for four days over the long weekend. Here’s what to know about the Gentleminions trend, including what it is, why teens are involved in it, and the controversy surrounding this dedicated group of Minions moviegoers.

What is the direction of gentlemen?

according to Viral TikTok VideosThe Gentleminions trend involves donning a pretty suit, gathering with some friends willing to do the same and stepping confidently into the Rise of Gru show. You look stylish, after all.

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It becomes more absurd. some Sneak in a bushel of bananaswhile others joined a circle of people Kneeling for the Minion Amulet outside the theater. It’s hard to tell how many people have taken part in this trend, because the videos aren’t grouped under a single TikTok audio or hashtag. The song uses a lot of videos, like the two mentioned above Rich Minion By rapper Yeat. TikToks tagged with #Gentleminions has amassed 28 million views overall.

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It is not entirely clear why the wildcard was chosen here. The 12-year-old version of Gru who appears in the movie was wearing all black, but the shirt It looks like a casual jacket with buttons (aka, not a suit jacket). The adult version of Gru wears a zip-up jacket. Minions, as we all know, rock clothes.

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On July 1, Universal They expressed their support for the masters Madness via Twitter: “To everyone who shows up as Minions in suits: We see you and we love you,” the studio wrote.

A large proportion of the film’s audience during its opening weekend — 34% — were between the ages of 13 and 17, according to PostTrak exit polling service. The Hollywood Reporter, which published statistics for PostTrak, said the last movie in the franchise, Despicable Me 3, had an 8% score by comparison.

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♬ Rich Minion – YET

Why do teenagers participate in this trend?

Some teens involved in this trend seem excited to see another Minions/Despicable Me movie after a long wait. (Despicable Me 3 premiered five years ago, in the summer of 2017.) Users wrote in their videos that they had “waited five years for this” and that “the five-year wait is over”.

One Gentleminons participant Variety . said: “I’m sure the majority of people in my generation – because we grew up with the ‘Despicable Me’ movies – now have nostalgia and enough money to see it on our own.”

I also imagine it’s also fun to participate in the meme and recruit your friends for some innocent trick. At its purest level, the trend feels like an excuse to get friends together for a movie. Unfortunately, some seem to have taken a more turbulent path.

Has the Gentleminions trend caused problems in theaters?

The gentlemen participants are reported to have caused disturbances in at least two theatres. According to the BBCA Guernsey Theater on the English Channel canceled screenings of the film after moviegoers following the trend were involved in “vandalism, throwing objects and staff abuse”. The news outlet also reported that a UK cinema has stopped accepting “unaccompanied children in suits” at Minions screenings, and cinema staff said attendees were making loud noises during the film.

“It was very heartbreaking,” the director of the Guernsey Theater told the BBC. “We have families who wouldn’t even come back to the screen when we tried to solve them, families left before the movie even started, and of course the kids were crying.”

Scrolling on my social media, I came across two videos that appeared to be on display Attendance jumps up and down During the examination, shouting loudly In the cinema bathroom.

What is it about Rise of Gru?

According to Universal, Minions: The Rise of Gru presents how 12-year-old Gru met his devious yellow minions. When Gru gets himself into hot water after pissing off a superhero group called Vicious 6, the minions step in to help.