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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Minions Review

          Minions is the spinoff  (prequel) film about the yellow, banana loving creatures we have seen previously in the Despicable Me franchise. Minions follows the adventures of a particular set of minions named Stuart, Kevin, and Bob as they try and find a master to serve. They go out on an adventure and come across the world's greatest super villain Scarlet Overkill. Unfortunately, the rest results in one of the worst movies I have seen this year.
          One of the many conclusions I got from this movie was the minions don't belong in their own stand alone movie. They are great ensemble characters, but not great characters on their own. The great thing about them in the first 2 films were that they were the comedic relief. When things got serious with Gru and the girls the film went back to the minions to make us laugh. When they are the main focus and there is no comedic relief to fall back on, the minions suddenly became less interesting to watch. Another problem I found was the lack of Gru. Gru played such a key part to building up the minions to the popularity that they are that when he wasn't there it made the minions boring characters.
          This movie had issues with every part of the script. The human characters (like the minions) were not interesting. They were really undeveloped. It felt like the makers of this film knew that they couldn't match the magic that they did with Gru, so they just put no thought into the characters and they just threw them in there for the only purpose of them being there. The second issue the script had was the dialogue. This movie wasn't funny. It was rather stupid and idiotic. I bet the writers thought the the only thing the kids care about were the minions language so they didn't need to put focus/emphasis on the human dialogue. However you can only take minion language for so long before it gets annoying so you decide to start listening to the human characters. And unfortunately I got tired of the minions in the first 10 minutes of the film and the human dialogue like I said before was terrible.
          That's really all I can say about this movie. There wasn't much substance to it. The only thing that this movie was, was a story about minions that was poorly paced, lazy written, and not funny. I'm going to give minions a 3/10. The three points coming from a little boy that yelled "That was funny grandma!" during my showing.

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