Last weekend we decided to go and see the Minions movie. Lily was going with a friend whose birthday party it was and so Megan and I went together too. We technically saw the same screening, though Megan and I sat separately from Lily and her friends. I had high hopes for the movie as I loved Despicable Me and while I didn’t think the sequel was as good, I still enjoyed it.
Sadly, I didn’t really enjoy the Minions movie. Yes there were funny parts and yes they were even laugh out loud, but for the most part, in my opinion, the movie was seriously lacking.
I will try not to spoil the movie too much for you, but these are my thoughts. Those of you who have seen the trailer that involves Minions looking for a boss – from the T-Rex, to Cavemen, to the Egyptians, to Count Dracula and so on, well you’ve already seen the first ten minutes of the movie. You’ve also seen the only part of the movie that really involves Minions as a plural and not just the specific three – Bob, Kevin and Stuart. The rest of the movie pretty much focuses solely on these three characters and their journey to find a new boss.
The story is average and if you’ve seen more than one trailer, you may even guess about Scarlet Overkill and how she is the boss the Minions hope to get. There is the odd twist here and there but for the most part it’s predictable. Right at the end, the plural Minions come back into it and there is another good five minutes or so of story as Gru arrives and opens up the storyline that leads into Despicable Me. However, none of it is great, a lot of it is actually quite boring and while kids might enjoy it on a surface level, my two also said that it was alright, nothing special.
If you like Minions, you’ll probably like this movie. If you love Minions, you might even love this movie. However if you like a half decent movie with a half decent plot, give this one a miss. Sure it would be worth a watch on DVD, when you’re not paying almost £10 each to visit the cinema, but otherwise you’re really not missing anything. Sorry Minions, I like you a lot but without Gru and with this particular plot, it just didn’t cut it.