On The Reel: ‘Minions’

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The little yellow creatures are back!  This movie is essentially how the minions came to be.

Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T. rex to Napoleon-the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he-alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob-ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award (R) winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of ‘Minionkind’…from annihilation.

What It Does Right: It sets up a detailed back story. From the film’s opening scene, you are set off on a fun adventure to watch the evolution of mankind. It also solidifies Stuart, Kevin and Bob into film history. The film has quiet historical jokes along the way. Lookout for the tribute to the Beatles! The jokes are smart and quick witted.

What You Want More Of: You really want to see more of the minions doing everyday things. They give you a tease in one if the scenes and its precious. You will never see late night tv the same.

What should Come next: A sequel where Kevin decides to quit being a leader!

Should you go see it?  Yes it  is a movie that both adults and children can see. There is no foul language  at all. Sure there are few goof ball jokes, but it’s just the right mix.