From theaters to downloads and streaming, the film is definitely a recommendation to young audiences, families and the young at heart yearning for the liveliest fun. I am glad to finally have a grasp of these cute banana loving creatures called the Minions and am purely satisfied of the “following your dream” and “going out of your comfort zone” concepts where Bob, Stuart, and Kevin strive to have a better life for their colony by moving to the land of humans where they find a better job, thus a boss they can work for and who will care for them and provide their basic needs. I equally appreciate the comedy, the Minions’ Spanish-like dialect despite the fact that their name is based on a French word meaning “cute”, the story sequence from pre-historic times till late 60’s and the unpredictability in this movie. I have always thought of Minions as a Despicable Me’s epilogue or an independent story from Gru’s but it turns out that it is actually a prologue of Gru’s time, proven in the finale where the Minions followed a mysterious thief after the latter stole the Queen’s crown and they were supposed to catch him and retrieve the crown back.
The Minions may be the obvious apples of the eye in the movie but I fully admire Scarlet Overkill as much as them. Her undeniable beauty, glamour, elegance, ambitiousness and strong determination to follow her own goals have caught my eye, as well as her cunning, evil ways in achieving her dream to be a Queen (which I find entertaining rather than detestable). Sandra Bullock did an excellent voice acting job in portraying her character, especially for an actress who barely has antagonist roles. Not forgetting to mention that I am awed at the Minions’ presence due to their cuteness and never-ending fluffiness!!!!
Release Date July 10, 2015 (USA)
Directed By Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin
Starring Sandra Bullock, Michael Keaton, Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin (voicing the Minions)
Genre Animation, Comedy, Family
Length 91 minutes long
As Bob, Kevin and Stuart move to the land of humans and search for “their boss” to provide a better life for the rest of the Minions, they end up working for the most notorious villain named Scarlet Overkill. Their life turns upside down as the latter mistakes Bob for stealing her dreams to become a Queen (given that he is proclaimed King after he steals the crown by pulling the sword of stone) and the trio attempts to escape from her evil clutches and plans to give the crown back to the Queen.
Overall Rating 4.95/5 stars (9.5/10)