Main Plot Points:
- The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.
- But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.
- The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…from annihilation.
What We Thought:
- I was really looking forward to Minions and I gotta say it’s really fun and cute.
- I like the Despicable Me films a lot so I sat eagerly awaiting this. The Minions are front and center and the three “lead” Minions get plenty of personality and story to play with.
- Kids will eat it up. The children at the screening seemed to love it and what’s not to love?
- It’s colorful, playful, funny, musical and easy to follow along. The music in it is great for the adults even though the kids won’t know what it is.
- There are lots of characters and things happening. There’s a T-Rex dinosaur in the beginning. There’s historical figures. There’s lots of Brits. There’s random bad guys to go along with the 2 main villains. It’s fun, plain and simple.
- But you are seeing this for the Minions and they don’t disappoint. They get into all kinds of adventures. They have all kinds of gadgets. They travel the world all while speaking random languages and being yellow!
- If your family enjoyed the first two films, run out this weekend and see Minions. It’s about 90 minutes long which is just enough to hold the kids’ attention and not too long that it runs out of steam. There’s a nice surprise appearance towards the end and make sure to stick around till after the credits for a bonus scene.
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Sandra Bullock
- Jon Hamm
- Michael Keaton
Recommended if You Like:
- Despicable Me
- Despicable Me 2
- Inside Out