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Minions
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Genre: Adventure
Photography: Color
Running Time: 91 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: July 10, 2015
Directed by: Pierre Coffin
Kyle Balda
Written by: Brian Lynch
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Starring: Sandra Bullock
Jon Hamm
Michael Keaton
Allison Janney
Steve Coogan
Jennifer Saunders
Pierre Coffin
Next film: Minions: The Rise of Gru (chronologically)
Despicable Me 3GMW (by release)

Minions is a 2015 American computer-animated comedy film, serving a spin-off prequel to the Despicable MeGMW franchise. Directed by Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda, produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures, the film was released on July 10, 2015.

Plot

Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from a T-rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world's first-ever super-villainess.

Bad Qualities

  1. The idea of a Minions film is not a very good idea, because they were meant to be comic reliefs, not the main stars. Even they can't hold up a film on their own and the fact that they are incapable of speech makes this even more apparent. It would be the impression that its concept would be good on paper than anything else.
  2. The Minions are obnoxious, loud, and are sometimes annoying to the point where they easily get on your nerves.
  3. The Minions aren't in any way translated, which almost ruins the experience.
  4. The movie itself only involves the Minions trying to find a new leader, yet most of the movie boils down to a lot of filler, with practically nothing going on during the movie. The plot itself also suffers from being fairly boring, mainly due to the fact that there is only weak humor compared to any real character development or interesting concepts.
  5. Atrocious humor, particularly when the Minions disguise themselves as a female to sneak into the Tower of London, one of the Minions grabs the "breasts".
  6. All three of the lead Minions have no real personality, with Kevin being the generic "fearless leader", Stuart having little to no personality aside from liking music, and Bob who is just the tag-along kid. Speaking of the Minions, the rest of the Minions practically do nothing the entire movie aside from a few small scenes.
  7. Scarlet Overkill is a generic and lame villain, and her plan is as basic and generic as it sounds: she wants to overthrow the queen of England so she can become queen. She also becomes unlikable after the scene where she finds out Bob would become the king of England after the latter removed the sword from the stone.
  8. The film tries to have a 1960's aesthetic, but this isn't fleshed out well enough to justify the story taking place in that era.
  9. It completely contradicts previously established lore in the franchise: in the first Despicable MeGMW film, you could clearly see a blueprint for a Minion, implying that Gru manufactured them himself. Here, it appears that they've been around for a long amount of time and Gru just so happens to find them.
  10. The gadgets the Minions use almost barely get any real screen-time, and they feel shoved in there to sell more toys with the gadgets.
  11. The movie literally stops being a movie near the end and becomes a random montage of Minions doing things until the clichéd finale.
  12. Several instances of re-used assets, such as the mall being re-used from Despicable Me 2GMW.

Good Qualities

  1. Decent animation, which is a nice step-up for the Despicable Me franchise.
  2. Sandra Bullock is great as Scarlet Overkill.
  3. One scene involving a super-villain family is shown, which is easily the best scene in the movie and is the only real interesting part of the experience.
  4. The setting of London is wonderful.
  5. The scene where Gru shows up at the end is nothing short of awesome.
  6. The backgrounds at times can be beautiful.
  7. The soundtrack includes classic 60's songs by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

Reception

Critical response

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film currently holds a 55% rating based on 216 reviews. The critic consensus reads: "The Minions' brightly colored brand of gibberish-fueled insanity strecthes to feature length in their self-titled Despicable Me spin-off, but hilarious but often uneven results." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 56 out of 100, based on 35 critics indicating "mixed or average reviews." On CinemaScore, the film polled an average grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale. IMDb has an average rating of 6.4/10.

Box office

The film grossed $336 million in North America and $823.4 million in other territories for a worldwide total of over $1.159 billion. It was a huge box office success.

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EijiZeBoi

8 months ago
Score 6
I plan on making a movie that disses Illumination called Fun Robot Kidz. It’s a parody film.
 

ChuckECheeseFan2006

6 months ago
Score 2
Nice.
 

Spongebuff1991

6 months ago
Score 3
I enjoy this film.
 

Stephenfisher2001

6 months ago
Score 2
Me too. This film causes me to like the Despicable Me franchise.
 

Gucci Rsbbit

5 months ago
Score 2
Same.
 

WageTheGoblin12

5 months ago
Score 1
Me too.
 

Just Amelia

4 months ago
Score 1
Same.
 

JDM4678

6 months ago
Score 3
I kinda like this film
 

Athaggard160

6 months ago
Score 1
This movie is hilarious. I Love the Minions!
 

Gucci Rsbbit

5 months ago
Score 2
Me too.
 

Mr. Dready

2 months ago
Score -2
Why do you always need to comment i like this movie? why do you think not anyone would wanna read this.
 

Trevor807

2 months ago
Score 1
You do realize, Dreadblocks, that disrespecting other people's opinions will make you look like a fool, right?
 

Athaggard160

one month ago
Score 1
Yeah don’t you dare disrespect my opinion!
 

Tarbiz

one month ago
Score 1
Both Trevor807 and Athaggard, you tell him that lashing on a opinion is bad
 

Gucci Rsbbit

5 months ago
Score 2
I actually like this movie cause I love minions but I get it and I found Despicable Me a little more better.
 

WageTheGoblin12

4 months ago
Score 0

ThE aNImAtIon IS avERage, wHEN WilL You PeOple leArn THAT ThE anImatiON Of tHeiR fILMS ISN't ThaT GOod?

 
 

KongoBongo25

4 months ago
Score 0
Their animation isn't even that great though, especially compared to other studios. They can do great backgrounds but the character animation leaves a lot to be desired.
 

WageTheGoblin12

4 months ago
Score 2
Sure, it's not that perfect, but it's decent. And don't even go as far as to compare it to Pixar or DreamWorks.
 

Mickey Mouse

2 months ago
Score -2
Why is there a war about the posters? Why are the admins insisting that the current poster in here is the correct one?
 

Mr. Dready

2 months ago
Score 0
Maybe Illumination would rather learn that comic reliefs can't be main characters, and would not deserve they're own movie, but they said: Y'know Minions are our most popular characters, let's make a movie about'em. So this movie is an example (along with Planet Sheen) that comic reliefs cannot be main characters.
 

Glitchmaster

24 days ago
Score 0
This film is a guilty pleasure of mine.
 

ChuckECheeseFan2006

17 days ago
Score 0
Agreed.

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