'Minions: The Rise of Gru': Movie theaters ban suits for movie and it's TikTok's fault

Minions appeared as secondary characters in the film “Despicable Me” (2010) and thanks to their appeal, they appeared in five productions of the series, including “Minions: The Rise of Gru”, and they also had a “crossover” with “The Office”.

But this new movie directed by Kyle Balda, which tells the story of a young puppy before he becomes a supervillain, has been caught up in a TikTok controversy.

In the first two days of “Minions: The Rise of Gru” in UK cinemas, young men in suits appeared at screenings after a new viral outbreak, but what seemed like a harmless act caused a number of problems.

“Minions: The Rise of Gru” is a prequel to the 2010 film “Despicable Me.”

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The trend of watching the new “Minions” movie in the suit

And ahead of the premiere of the “Despicable Me” prequel, a trend has emerged on TikTok where groups of young people agree to attend the cinema wearing bananas and wearing suits.

Known as “gentlemen,” those who participate in this trend come in large groups to see the new film Illumination and, as if it were a celebratory event, come dressed in suits and record their experience as they arrive at and leave the cinema.

And in the videos on TikTok you can see how young people aged 14 to 20 years imitate a gesture with the hands of the character Gru and as soon as they enter the room they scream and clap while watching the movie.

Universal's official account praised the trend, writing on Twitter that they look affectionately at everyone who came in suits to see the movie. Also on TikTok, the Minions account commented on some videos and called the Minions kings.

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“To everyone who goes to see Minions in suits: we see you and we love you.”

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Movie theaters ban wearing a suit to watch Minions: The Rise of Gru

This all seems to be a fun trend originating on TikTok, but in the UK reports have surfaced of miscreants causing disturbances in cinemas, annoying other moviegoers, and causing several people to demand refunds for the bad experience.

For this reason, the BBC reported (on July 4) that many cinemas have banned young people from wearing suits during screenings of “Minions: The Rise of Gru” to avoid vandalism and bad experiences for children.

Because of the behavior of the “gentlemen,” some cinemas prohibit the entry of young people in suits.

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Daniel Phillips Smith, director of the Mallard Cinema, said that because of the behavior of the young people, there were families who left the theater before the movie started, and the children did so in tears.

Meanwhile, at the Regal Cinema in Wadebridge, Cornwall, a sign was put up banning “unaccompanied children from wearing suits” from screenings of “Minions: The Rise of Gru.”

But new videos on TikTok show young people avoiding the ban, wearing different clothes to the cinema, and wearing their suits inside the theater.

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