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 embark upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (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.
With these little characters being the stand out thing of the Despicable Me movies it was a no brainer that they would make a solo film for them. The thing about it is that it’s not just a solo film for it to be simply a way to showcase the characters in another adventure. There’s also a prequel element to it that makes it FAR more interesting than them just being the “servant/helpers” that we’ve known them to be. The story of them seeking out a master to serve is funny and a nice journey for these characters that were looked at as just a supporting feature previously. Without a doubt the movie is FUN. I found myself laughing out loud at the lead up moments where they continued to accidentally kill each of the masters they find. Having Bullock voice a villain is really great. She’s already very animated in real life so having the freedom to let loose and be a type of character she doesn’t play often was hilarious to see. From start to finish this is a film that has a little bit of everything for everybody and that everyone will have fun with. 9/10
The first thing that I always look for is color saturation. There have been plenty of times where the 3D transfer dulls a lot of the picture but thankfully this wasn’t the case here. Everything stayed very vibrant and crisp and the depth between the foreground and background was fantastic. There are also times that you can completely forget it’s 3D after a while and everything seems like a normal film but I was immersed in the environment the entire time and there was not one moment where I felt like the quality of the third dimension became bland.
3 New Mini Movies – These are very entertaining and involve: The Minions taking care of a prehistoric baby, a Minion competition and a pacifier retrieval mission. Definitely worth checking out.
Deleted Scene – A really short scene that is kinda okay.
Behind the Goggles: The Illumination Story of The Minion –
Jingle Bells Minions Style – The Minions sing the classic Christmas song.
Around the World Interactive Map – A clickable map that with showcase video clips and photo galleries.
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