Minions Movie Review
The horror movie of the century unleashes thousands of pill-shaped yellow demons upon audiences, guaranteed to drive your kids batty with cuteness and unintelligible dialogue. Yes, the best part of Despicable Me 2 has now been given their own movie: Minions.
Plot is unnecessary, but Minions actually has a plot--and it makes more sense than Jurassic World and Terminator: Genisys combined, if that means anything in this crazy, illogical world. The movie follows the lovable Minions through the ages as they seek to follow the biggest, baddest villains of their time--ultimately driving them into the clutches of Scarlett Overkill (Sandra Bullock).
Minions works on many levels, the most important of which is--no, not that little kids enjoyed it, which they did--that it's funny. The movie certainly won't raise your IQ, but it won't make you give yourself a lobotomy. As dumb as Bob, Kevin and Stuart (all voiced by Pierre Coffin) are, they make an adorably inventive trio who get into one zany and entertaining situation after the next.
At 90 minutes, Minions is brisk, never dwelling on any one plot point for too long. For kids, this is great. For parents and non-parents like me, the silliness is omnipresent.
Minions isn't as clever or memorable as the first Despicable Me, nor is it as smart and sophisticated as Inside Out, but there's no denying its entertainment value, and in the end, that's all that really matters.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.