Filled with silliness and pop cultures references, Minions mostly succeeds apart from the Despicable Me franchise.
The creators of Despicable Me finally decided to give the little yellow guys their own film simply called Minions and this time we get their whole story. From the beginning of time, these small yellow creatures evolved from single-celled organisms and formed into what we recognize as Minions. Christian fundamentalists cover your eyes! But it’s really okay; the entire movie is one giant parody within itself. For Minions, they were born to have a so-called “Master” to lead them to achieve badness.
That starts out with a T-Rex roaming the island, but quickly turns catastrophic because the Minions are full of clumsiness. Their “Master” soon finds his way in the belly of a volcano. From there, the group continues to search for more “Master,” including a caveman, an Egyptian pharaoh, Dracula, and Napoleon, but accidentally killing nearly all of them. The Minions spirits are weary so they decide to make a living in Antarctica. When 1968 rolls around, the Minions are at an all-time low and are in desperate need of a “Master.”
So Kevin, Stuart and Bob decide to go out for the group and find a permanent “Master.” Going from Villain-Con in Orlando to stealing the Queen’s crown in London, the film is bright and will entertain the younger ones. As for adults, you’ll chuckle and grin at the pop culture references spilling out within the film. While Minions is no Pixar, nevertheless, these little yellow guys were mostly able to carry the film on their own terms sometimes offering hilarious results.
Minions is rated PG (Parental Guidance). For action and rude humor.