Not Despicable Me, but the Minions are definitely back! We find out what the Minions were up to from the beginning. It seemed like the Minions were always on their own going from one journey to the next. They were always looking for a boss who they could listen to and follow. After being responsible for a few of their bosses deaths, the Minions decide that they need to relax for a while and just keep to themselves. After some time has passed, three of the Minions decide they are in need of a new boss and they want to go find one. After hitchhiking their way to New York, the Minions end up in the city in the late 1960’s. The minions see a commercial for a villains convention that is right in the city and it is led by the biggest villain of all, Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock). All the Minions have to do is get Scarlet to like them so they can convince her to allow them to be her servants.
If you are a fan of either of the Despicable Me’s, then you will absolutely love Minions. This is a movie that keeps you happy and laughing throughout the whole entire film. This is just a really goofy movie that can provide entertainment for the entire family. These little minions provide us with so much humor and entertainment. I have seen the two Despicable Me films prior to watching that and I can say that I think those two are a little better than this movie, but it does not change the fact that this movie is a riot that anyone can watch and think is funny. This is why I was really happy they decided to make a Minions movie because they are easily the funniest and best part about Despicable Me.
I really enjoyed who they were able to get to do the voices for everyone in the movie. My favorite one was Jon Hamm as Herb Overkill. He really made me laugh and I love that he does these small comedy roles. I think it is not only a nice change for him from his more serious roles, but he really seems like he enjoys himself and loves being a part of funny movies and shows. I also really enjoyed characters like Sandra Bullock and Michael Keaton. This really does not surprise me that Bullock was one of the main characters in this movie. I feel like this is something that is right up her alley with what it is she likes to do as an actress. All the big-time actors definitely showed they have some humor in this movie.
I really have to touch on the music for this movie. They really steered toward the time it really was with the music. We hear a lot of Beatles and Van Halen and some other older bands like that, which I loved. Minions is just a nice and goofy comedy that will have you enjoying it from start to finish. I am a big fan of Despicable Me and I love that they made a movie that is just devoted to the Minions. I think that was a really good idea and it worked out incredibly well for them. This is going to be a movie that kids love and adults will enjoy. So if you are in the mood for a good laugh and want to watch a kids movie, Minions is one that I recommend you go see.
Overall, Minions is not the perfect comedy, but it will give you a lot of laughs and you will be happy throughout the whole movie.
Grade= B (Good)