Today: Jun 17, 2024

Programs Council hosts another successful movie night

IvyLee Rosario – Editor In Chief

The Adanti Student Center theater was taken over by an abundance of short, yellow characters in the form of Program Councils third movie showing, “Despicable Me 2.”

“When I heard they were playing ‘Despicable Me 2,’ I was so excited,” said Olivia Kale, 21. “Its one of my favorite movies and the minions are the best part so I definitely knew I wanted to go.”

The sequel brings together the premise of Gru working as a good guy instead of a villain and introduces the possibility of a love interest for him as well.

“I thought the movie was cute. It was definitely different from the first one but it was still hilarious,” said Amy Berish, 20.

The movie showing was a success with Southern students with the sight of a full theater last Tuesday. So far Programs Council, better known as ProCon, has shown “Man of Steel,” “Iron Man 3,” and now “Despicable Me 2,” all big budget summer movies.

“I’ve gone to every movie night so far,” said Kale. “I’m a huge movie fan so I love seeing which movies they pick and so far they have all been really good.”

Several volunteers showed up to hand out raffles and popcorn, as well as the option for free pizza and soda.

Jamila Young, 21, a ProCon member who volunteered to help out at the movie said the turnout was great and she was happy they chose “Despicable Me 2” as the next film.

“I think it was a really good choice,” said Young. “A lot of people came out to see this movie and I think it’s good to choose different types. The last two were both superhero movies so now we get a break and have a comedy to show.”

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“Despicable Me 2” has grown in popularity by the successful yellow characters that have inhabited the movie. While Gru, the ex-super villain is adjusting to family life and an attempted honest living in the jam business; a serum has been stolen that changes people into evil creatures. The Anti-Villain League decides it needs an insider’s help and recruits Gru in the investigation.

Together with the AVL agent, Lucy Wilde, Gru concludes that his prime suspect is the presumed dead super villain, El Macho, whose teenage son is also making moves on his oldest daughter, Margo.

Seemingly blinded by his over protectiveness of his children and his growing mutual attraction to Lucy, Gru seems on the wrong track even as his minions are being quietly kidnapped in large groups for some evil purpose, turning them into purple monsters.

“I wish minions were real,” said Kale followed by a laugh. “They are so hilarious and I think movies should have great characters like them. I definitely wish I had minions around to help me.”

ProCon will continue their movie showings throughout the rest of the semester with “The Conjuring” Oct. 22, “Grown Ups 2” Oct. 29, “The World’s End” Nov. 5, “We’re The Millers” Nov. 12, “The Hunger Games” Nov. 19, and “Insidious: Chapter 2” Dec. 2.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what other movies they will be showing throughout the semester,” said Berish. “I never really have the time to come watch them but I knew ‘Despicable Me 2’ was one that I definitely had to come see again. Hopefully ProCon will pick some other movies that will make me want to come see as well.”

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