The teenager told why he was doing it TikTok tendency to wear a costume to see Minions: The Rebellion of Gru in the cinema, saying that if he doesn’t participate, he will “regret it for the rest of his life”.

Sam Hart, a year 10 student at Mosman High School, said as soon as he heard about the trend, he discussed it with his friends and set a date to come to the cinema in formal attire.

Essay in Sydney Morning Heraldhe joked that they donned the costumes to “celebrate the historic milestone” as what they consider “the pinnacle of cinema.”

A teenager has revealed why he joined the TikTok trend of wearing a costume to see Minions: The Rise of Gru in cinemas, saying if he didn’t take part he would “regret it for the rest of his life”. In the “Gentleminions” trend, large groups of young men dress up in formal attire, usually dark suits and ties, to attend screenings of the new animated film, Minions: Rise of the Grus. The photo shows a frame from one such video shot by TikTok user Bill Hurst

He even went so far as to claim that the film “rivals classics like The Godfather” despite only being rated “three and a half stars”.

In a trend dubbed ‘Gentleminions’, large groups of young men don formal attire, usually dark suits and ties, to attend screenings of the new animated film ‘Minions: Rise of the Gru’.

In several viral videos shared on TikTok, men, usually teenagers, join their friends to come to local cinemas in their best outfits.

In several viral videos shared on the social media app, men, usually teenagers, join their friends to come to local cinemas dressed in their finest

In several viral videos shared on the social media app, men, usually teenagers, join their friends to come to local cinemas dressed in their finest

They stoically line up and ride escalators in formation, showing no emotion as they make their way through malls to the nearest minion display.

Once in the theaters and watching the movie, they sit together in a row, throwing their hands at the Minion symbols and showing their appreciation by clapping their hands.

After admitting the costume was borrowed from his father, he said there were other teenagers in the theater wearing the costumes.

Once in the theaters and watching the movie, they sit in a row, throwing their hands at the Minion symbols and showing their appreciation by clapping their hands.

Once in the theaters and watching the movie, they sit in a row, throwing their hands at the Minion symbols and showing their appreciation by clapping their hands.

“My outfit consisted mainly of my father’s clothes, and the hat was a recent purchase at the opening of the Moulin Rouge! A musical,” he wrote.

“My outfit was very much inspired by my favorite character from my favorite TV series, Alfie Solomons in Spikes,” he said.

Sam also explained that he tried not to disrupt the film because he knew the other guests “wanted to enjoy the picture”, but there were moments when he couldn’t help but clap and cheer.

“We felt an almost primal wave as the first claps and cheers swept over us, caught up in a sea of ​​shouts and whistles.

“The film had this ability to connect everyone in this almost, for lack of a better word, heavenly way,” he continued.

The idea behind this trend is simply that audiences are interested in seeing formally dressed youngsters taking a children’s film so seriously.

The idea behind this trend is simply that audiences are interested in seeing formally dressed youngsters taking a children's film so seriously

The idea behind this trend is simply that audiences are interested in seeing formally dressed youngsters taking a children’s film so seriously

However, their viewing of the film has been deemed an “ironic pleasure”, with groups attending the animated film for laughs as well as making meme-worthy videos for TikTok.

While the trend is mostly in the US, one popular video made by TikTok user Bill Hirst, which has nearly 35 million views, is believed to have been filmed at Westfield Chatswood in Sydney, Australia.

TikTok users are taking advantage of the trend, and a commenter on the clip said the guys were “raising awareness of the greatest movie ever.”

The sequel to 2015's Minions is already at the top of the box office in the US and Australia, earning £106m in its opening weekend

The sequel to 2015’s Minions is already at the top of the box office in the US and Australia, earning £106m in its opening weekend

“You feel connected to everyone else who wears the suits, and no matter who you are, you’re welcome. He put this spell on me, breaking down boundaries, bringing all people together, regardless of difference,” Sam said.

However, it was not popular everywhere: some cinemas in the UK forbid the attendance of smartly dressed teenagers.

It’s unclear where the trend originated, but #gentleminions videos show costumed groups attending screenings and copying the main character, supervillain Felonius Gru, and his trademark hand gesture.

Despite the hooligan behavior of moviegoers, Universal Pictures, the film studio that released the film, supported the #gentleminions trend, tweeting: “To everyone who shows up to @Minions in costume: we see you and love you.”

But one manager at the Vue cinema in Worcester, England, said they had to refund A$2,285 (£1,300) in one day after complaints from customers about the bad behavior of costumed youths.

One sign, reportedly from the Odeon cinema, was posted online saying those in costume would be refused entry to the film.

However, not everyone is happy with the revival of the meme: some cinemas have banned the series

However, not everyone is happy with the revival of the meme: some cinemas have banned the series “Gentleminions” due to hooliganism

It said: “Due to the recent disturbances surrounding the #Gentleminions trend, any group of guests in official attire will be refused entry to the screening of Minions: The Rise of Gru.”

One independent cinema in Wadebridge, Cornwall, has banned unaccompanied children dressed in costume from the film.

In a statement posted on Twitter, The Regal wrote: “We currently do not allow unaccompanied children in costume for Minions: Rise of the Gru.

This footage shows a scene from the latest Minions movie -

This footage shows a scene from the latest Minion movie, Rise of the Groove.

One mother said: “Took the girls to see the Minions movie tonight. Went out an hour later and got a refund.

“Practically the entire back half of the theater was full of teenagers who screamed and yelled and chanted and screamed throughout the entire event. What’s wrong with people?’

Another person wrote: “People who go to a Minions movie and make a big mess, scream and ruin the movie for other people – you are not funny and it’s incredibly hard to deal with when other customers are demanding a refund for your stupid behavior. .’

One customer added: “Absolute idiots ruined a movie for my two kids. They were upset by all the noise. Today’s youth seem to be a careless bunch.”

The sequel to 2015’s Minions was slated for release two years ago, but was delayed due to the pandemic.

It has already become a smash hit in the US and Australia, topping the box office and earning $186 million in its opening weekend.

An Odeon spokesman said: “Due to a small number of incidents at our cinemas over the weekend, we have had to restrict access in some circumstances.”

One independent cinema in Wadebridge, Cornwall, has banned unaccompanied children in costume from watching the film

One independent cinema in Wadebridge, Cornwall, has banned unaccompanied children in costume from watching the film

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