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Minions

Written by Joy Dembo on . Posted in 2015

All I can say about Minions is that it is CUTE…Cute… and even cuter than cute!!!

My one gripe about this film is that it does not feature Gru, and whilst the Minions are adorable and certainly work on their own, Gru was an integral part of the first two movies which introduced the Minions, ie. Despicable Me 1 and 2.

Be that as it may, this movie is a real delight.  These cute little fellows are ALWAYS in trouble, which makes for a hilarious journey through the ages, looking for a new Master.  These one and two eyed little yellow creatures live to serve the most villainous masters on the planet, and end up killing every one of them off!  Not intentionally, of course, but they are so driven to please, that they “over-serve” their masters and lead them into potentially dangerous situations, which results in many a villain’s demise.

In utter despair, they hide from the world, but by the end of the Sixties, they are so bored and depressed, that their leader, Kevin decides its time to go out into the world and find a new master. He is accompanies by Stuart and Bob, two real characters!  

The Minions eventually arrive in New York where they hear about Villain-Con, a villain convention for supervillains, from all over the world.  The convention is being hosted in Orlando and they hitch a ride there, hoping this will be the answer to their prayers.

After causing havoc at the convention, the intrepid threesome become the servants of Scarlet Overkill, the world's first female supervillain, who takes them with her to London and so the fun and games begin!

You will laugh your butt off as these endearing little yellow fellows, who speak a special kind of gibberish, go from one sticky situation to another.

Since we are not Minions and don’t understand Minion talk, the film is very cleverly narrated.

Great fun for the whole family!  The kids will love the little yellow men and their hilarious escapades whist the parents will understand the plot more clearly.

The movie was produced by Illumination Entertainment, for Universal Pictures and the voice overs feature a host of well-known actors including Sandra Bullock, Pierre Coffin and Michael Keaton.

Catch this 3D computer-animated movie at cinemas countrywide, from Friday, 10 July.

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