Review ‘Minions’ : a cute movie that lacks heart

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Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Jennifer Saunders, Geoffrey Rush, and Steve Carell

Director: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin

Writer: Brian Lynch

Rated: PG

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In this prequel, we follow  Stuart, Bob, and Kevin as they embark on a journey to try and find a leader to follow. They think they find the right one in Scarlet Overkill but quickly see that she is not the one for them.

It is no surprise that the Minions would get their own movie considering how popular they are amongst not only the young crowd but the adults as well. They stood as Gru’s helpers in the Despicable Me movies. They are not only the adorable side kick, but scene stealers as they go about their business helping Gru in some unorthodox ways.

On the surface, you would think that this movie would be the one of the better animated films considering how popular the Minions are, but I left the theater feeling disappointed. I had hoped we would learn more about the Minions and get this epic journey that would have that feel good moment that makes you go ‘aww’ but we didn’t. The movie just basically took what we love about them and made it into a two hour movie.

The movie did have its moments that showed the glimmer of the kind of movie I had expected, but overall, I found that it was lacking. I didn’t laugh as much as I had hoped and the cute moments were in short supply. This could all be because I went in with high expectations, so I would suggest that you don’t.

Kids will probably like this movie and maybe they would get more of the jokes that the adults won’t find as funny. Just based on the character it is going to bring in a large crowd, it just makes me wonder if it’s the type of movie you could watch over and over again. For me, it doesn’t have the quality.

Rating: C

What did you think of the movie?




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