Man, I have been itching to write about, “Minions”
I saw it on Monday, and I loved it. I’ve been a fan of those little, yellow guys ever since they put out the first, “Despicable Me.”
I went for Steve Carrell, and the potential of a comedy about super-villains, and super-spies, and all that. I stayed for the minions, because they’re hilarious. That only continued with this movie.
Who could’ve guessed back then, that Gru’s henchmen would be the key to a franchise? They made the second film worthwhile, and they carried this one on their backs. I mean, other than Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Jon Hamm and Sandra Bullock – it’s all about those yellow guys.
Three of them in particular: Kevin, Stuart, and Bob. The movie follows the minions from the beginning of time, as they carve their way through the world, all in search of an evil master. They live to serve someone, but can never keep a master, thanks to their incompetence.
They get close to the point of no return, eventually settling in and building a colony for themselves in the arctic. It should’ve been perfect. They could’ve lived their lives in peace – if only they didn’t need to serve someone. Without a master, the minions grew bored. They were on their own, but what’s the point of that?
That’s when Kevin volunteers to go on a journey, and find their new master. Stuart and Bob join him.
The film really picks up, at this point. While on their journey, the minions accidentally come across an ad for a convention called, “Villain-Con.”
Clearly, they’d be able to find a new master there. That’s where Sandra Bullock comes in. She plays a villain named Scarlett Overkill, who the minions soon find themselves working for. Jon Hamm plays her hilarious husband Herb.
Hamm and Bullock have the best human roles. They’re the only ones who manage to outshine the minions – even if it’s only for a few moments.
If you’ve seen either of the, “Despicable Me,” movies, then you know what you’re in for here. It’s an adorable kids movie, sure, but there’s more to it. The jokes will land on all age groups.
Trust me, “Minions,” is a good time. You won’t regret checking it out.