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China Censors the End of Minions Movie to Show Crime Doesn’t Pay

  • In changed ending, supervillian Gru leaves life of crime
  • ‘Fight Club’ also had original ending altered, sparking furore
“Minions: The Rise of Gru” 
“Minions: The Rise of Gru” Source: Universal Pictures

China’s censors have changed the ending of animated film “Minions: The Rise of Gru” so good triumphs over evil, in the latest example of a Hollywood movie being twisted to send a more palatable social message.   

In the Chinese version, the “special edition” ending says supervillain Gru gave up his life of crime and returned to the straight-and-narrow, with his biggest accomplishment being “father to his three daughters.” That’s in stark contrast to the original, where Gru, voiced by Steve Carell, rides off with co-conspirator Wild Knuckles, who faked his death to avoid being captured.