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Published On: Wed, Jul 8th, 2015

‘Minions’ Review: Plenty of cuteness, but short on story

Despicable Me introduced the pill-shaped, yellow creatures in denim, aiding the evil villain Gru in his schemes, but now take center stage as Geoffrey Rush voices the narration of the history of the Minions.

The sidekicks are drawn to serving the most evil creature in the land and after a long and storied journey (told through a series of short gags), three minions (Kevin, Stuart and Bob) venture out into the world to find a new “Boss” to work for. In this case, Scarlett Overkill (voiced by Sandra Bullock) proves to be the perfect blend of sexy and evil.

Enamored the Minions attempt to steal the Queen’s crown jewels to please their potential “Boss.”

Going from small doses in the first two Despicable Me films to carrying a full hour-and-a-half was a tall order and sadly, never live up to the hype.

Funny, cute, silly and full of high energy antics, the Minions will entertain the children in the audience. Minions; however, is void of the deeper family and relationship metaphors that centered around that despicable Gru.

minions-spinoff with bagsSet in 1968, there is plenty of gags and references to entertain the adults and possibly keep them coming back for repeat screenings if the kids are entertained for a couple of hours. If you are seeking any depth of story at all, you’re in the wrong auditorium.

Minions is a goofy film, totally predictable, with characters who speak gibberish and blow something up every few minutes. Slapstick is king this time around, with little to no plot to entertain the adults. The 1960’s music may make you wonder if there is a soundtrack worth purchasing and a few clever references which will make you giggle.

The voice cast of Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton and Allison Janney join Bullock as the human voices onscreen with the mumbo-jumbo from the Minions.

Minions receives 2 stars out of 5 stars

Add a star or more depending the age of your child and their love the characters from the first two Despicable Me films.

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