Minion Chaos has taken the world by storm. That Despicable Me Franchise has grossed over $2 billion at the box office and Minions: The Rise of Gru will continue this success. People love the minions, especially kids. In a recent interview, Quentin Tarantino shared that even he is not immune to the Minions and revealed as much Dispicable Me 2 is the first film he showed his son.
Quentin Tarantino isn’t known for making family-friendly films
It might come as a surprise to hear director Quentin Tarantino talk about Minions, but he doesn’t have any films of his own to show his son. Tarantino’s films are incredibly violent but have amazing, compelling scripts. Like his movies pulp fiction, Django Unchainedand Inglorious Basterds are all fantastic stories of brutal violence.
It’s known for its bloody gunfights, but it’s all packed with wonderful shops and likeable characters. A movie like Once upon a time in Hollywood is Tarantino at his most reserved. It focuses more on its characters and their stories, but includes a typical Tarantino fight at the end. Many disagree on whether or not Tarantino goes overboard, but everyone agrees that his films are not made for children.
Quentin Tarantino showed his son Despicable Me 2 and Peppa Pig
In an interview with Empire, Quentin Tarantino answered whether he had started showing his young son films yet. The director opens up about how he plans to introduce his kids to the world of movies and says he accidentally showed his son his first movie, which was Dispicable Me 2. He thought it was just a short film with the minions but it ended up being the whole film which they watched in parts.
“[My son is] pretty young, so he’s only really seen one movie,” says Tarantino. “I thought I was looking at a Minions cartoon and I realize I am Me – Despicable Me Part 2. And he seemed interested in the opening credits, so I said, ‘Okay, I guess we’ll watch Me – Despicable Me Part 2. He gets up and goes behind the couch, but he’s still watching TV. We watched it for 20 minutes until it was time for him to go to the park and the next day we watched another 15 minutes of it. And so, over the course of a week, the first film that Leo has ever seen was created in small bites Me – Despicable Me Part 2.”
Tarantino also shared that he was watching Peppa Pig with his son, who he said he enjoys. Actually the pulp fiction director calls Peppa Pig the “biggest British import of this decade”.
The minions return in Minions: The Rise of Gru
If Quentin Tarantino wants to show his son his second film, maybe they can watch Minions: The Rise of Gru. This film is a prequel/sequel hybrid Despicable Me and the first minions. Steve Carell returns as 12-year-old Gru trying to make a name for himself with the help of his new minions.
Minions: The Rise of Gru is already breaking box office records and is now in cinemas.
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