91 Min. | Animation – Comedy – Family | June 2015
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Directors: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin
Staring: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton
Minions Review: Minions from the dawn of time have always searched to serve the most despicable masters in the world. After failing to keep their masters numerous times, the minions feel without purpose. That’s when three brave minions, Kevin, Bob, and Stuart set out on a journey to find their new master. This film could’ve been very basic, continuously rehashing a collection slapstick comedy, and just simply depend on the popularity of the minions. Instead, the creators of this film added heart to the characters, delivering a movie that kids will love and adults will have fun with.
Minions opens with an explanation of the Minions origin, perhaps the highlight of the film is this period of about ten minutes which is a total gem. Flash forward to 1968 (the film is brimming with references to the year which may, or may not, add to your enjoyment if you get them) and the Minions need a new evil master. So Kevin, the most intelligent and intrepid of the Minions, decides to venture forth in search of one, aided by the innocent Bob and inept Stuart. The trio meets up with Scarlet Overkill, the baddest villain of them all who takes them into her service.
It loses energy about three fourths of the way through the picture, and is about fifteen minutes too long, making this the weakest of the Despicable Me films. Having said that, it was still a very amusing film that does absolutely no harm to the Despicable Me franchise. This is exactly what you would expect from a Minions movie, a delightfully warped world where those yellow weirdos entertain with their childish antics to bring a smile to your face.