The Minions are currently causing a lot of hustle and bustle: Not only is “Minions 2: In Search of the Mini-Boss” a surprisingly big hit at the box office, but above all the new animation fun because of the hashtag #gentleminions and the associated TikTok Headline challenge. If you haven’t heard about it yet, we have summarized everything important in the following article:
But The Minions are not only a huge hit with broad audiences and social media-savvy youth around the world, but also in the home of one of the world’s most famous filmmakers: Quentin Tarantino.
Tarantino recently revealed in a conversation with the film magazine Empire, that of all things Despicable Me 2 was the first film he watched with his son Leo. So the pre-pre-predecessor of “Minions 2”.
“My son is very young, so he’s actually only seen one movie,” Tarantino said. “I thought I turned on a ‘Minions’ cartoon, but then I realized it was Despicable Me 2. He seemed very interested in the opening credits at the beginning, so I figured we’d give that a try.”
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“At one point he got up and went behind the couch, but he kept watching the TV. We watched for 20 minutes, then it was time to go out, and then the next day we watched again for 15 minutes. And so, spread out over a week, Despicable Me 2 was, in small bites, the first film Leo watched.” Empire.
Even a Quentin Tarantino does not watch classic films with his small children or at least educationally valuable, demanding family films, but the Minions – and not in one go, but only in small bites.
What if Despicable Me 2 isn’t on? Then Tarantino also likes to watch “Peppa Pig” aka “Peppa Pig”. “I honestly like ‘Peppa Pig’. I watch that a lot. I can really say: ‘Peppa Pig’ is the greatest UK import of the decade.“
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