Minions (2015)






Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Jennifer Saunders, Geoffrey Rush, Katy Mixon, Steve Carell, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Beattie


Ever since the dawn of time, the Minions have lived to serve the most despicable of masters. From T. rex to Napoleon, the easily distracted tribe has helped the biggest and the baddest of villains. Now, join protective leader Kevin, teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob on a global road trip where they'll earn a shot to work for a new boss and try to save all of Minionkind...from annihilation.


What every fan of Despicable Me has been waiting for the past years - me included - has finally become a reality this year with Minions, a quite good animation flick that unfortunately seems to be missing something.

The plot is really simplistic, yet quite interesting and not really messy for a prequel, and the main characters, Kevin, Stuart and Bob, were adorable. But the first 10 minutes or so of the film are filled with too many unnecessary and plain villains, the Minions depression, and a narrator that I've found quite annoying, and it all seems like a spin-off of the spin-off. There's too many things, and not properly done. Pointless to say is that the film also lacks of character development, practically impossible when the main characters speak Gibberish and the others are villains.

Even though the Minions are hilarious and get themselves into situations that will have you laughing, the film does not provide the same entertainment to adults of the previous installments, but your kids will definitely have a good time.

If there's something that deserve to be mentioned is undoubtedly the stunning and colourful visuals, the several film's references, and the amazing soundtrack that ranges from The Beatles to Jimi Hendrix, The Wood to The Rolling Stones.

The voice work was pretty good. Sandra Bullock gave great energy to her character, supervillain Scarlet Overkill, Michael Keaton and Jon Hamm did a good job, and so did Jennifer Saunders and, surprisingly, Allison Janney. But the spotlight obviously goes to Pierre Coffin and his marvelous gibberish Minions talk.


  1. I like this one a bit better than you. I found all the callbacks to the 60s to be great entertainment for adults and enjoyed it just as much, if not more than the kids in the theater where I saw it. I'm pretty sure I laughed more than they did.