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Episode 241: ‘Despicable Me 4’ and ‘Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot’


Longtime villain Gru may be good these days. But what about his latest movie?

Well, we give you our opinion on Despicable Me 4 in our review. But we’ve got more to say about this movie, the Despicable Me franchise and the animated movie industry as a whole—more, in fact, than one little review can hold. And where do we say it? On The Plugged In Show, of course!

Host Adam Holz chats with Kennedy Unthank (who reviewed the latest Despicable Me movie), Bob Hoose (who reviewed the previous three) and me about Gru and his minions. And we’ll bat around whether Illumination Entertainment—the company behind the Despicable Me franchise—might be doing family entertainment better than Disney these days.

You might say it’s a rather animated conversation.

Then, Adam and I will turn our attention to another movie—one being released today, as a matter of fact. That’s Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot, the latest offering from Angel Studios. It’s an inspirational, faith-based film that doesn’t skimp on either inspiration or faith. Moreover, it’s based on real-life events. Adam has plenty to say about Sound of Hope, and we hope you’ll listen in.

Planning on seeing Despicable Me 4? What about Sound of Hope? What did you think about them? Connect with us on Instagram or Facebook. Leave us a voice message on The Plugged In Show homepage. Fire off a missive to [email protected]. Or, hey, you can even leave us a comment below, if you insist.

And, of course, we’ll be back again next week with another episode. We promise it’ll be Gru-vy.

Paul Asay

Paul Asay has been part of the Plugged In staff since 2007, watching and reviewing roughly 15 quintillion movies and television shows. He’s written for a number of other publications, too, including Time, The Washington Post and Christianity Today. The author of several books, Paul loves to find spirituality in unexpected places, including popular entertainment, and he loves all things superhero. His vices include James Bond films, Mountain Dew and terrible B-grade movies. He’s married, has two children and a neurotic dog, runs marathons on occasion and hopes to someday own his own tuxedo. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @AsayPaul.

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