Reviewed byMichael Seng WahVote: 7/10/10
The popularity and the huge profits of Despicable Me franchise hasdriven the eagerness of Illumination Entertainment to produce a minionsspin-off solely to entertain the fans. Caught in variations of the samescenarios, the decision to put more focus on the three minions - Kevin,Stuart and Bob might remind audiences about Alvin and the Chipmunks orthe three daughters of Gru. While the animation does remain the fun,hilarious and ridiculous behaviors of the characters, the theme of thescores and the nonsensical language of the minions, it does not have astrong villain to support the three, also it lacks of characterdevelopment, warm emotional engagement and moral values. The cutenessof the minions is the main element for entertainment rather than thedialogue itself in which the jokes aren't as funny as Despicable Me'sseries. Nonetheless, it is still energetic, actions packed, visuallystunning and colorful for family audiences even its creative mistakedrags its overall quality, proving that these banana lovers are farmore effective and surprising to be supporting characters just as inthe main franchise.
Reviewed bytommyshoeVote: 5/10/10
I was really looking forward to this after really enjoying DespicableMe and Despicable Me II.
If this had been a standalone film rather than a spin off i'd say itwould warrant 7 out of 10 but following on from the minions being majorhighlights in both Despicable me movies this was really disappointing.
Just not enough of the silly shenanigans from the minions that you'dexpect and a lot of quite pointless and quite frankly boring dialoguein parts.
I'm taking my nephews to go see this soon and I really doubt it'll holdthere attention - that's how boring it is.....
Reviewed byRNMortonVote: 4/10/10
I'm sitting in the nearly vacant theater on premiere night and thinkingsomewhere there must be a struggling movie maker pondering howHollywood could pump millions into this pedestrian carton babble andnot into his or her creation? If you feel like you have to see thismovie I have four suggestions: 1) pop in any CD of Back to the Barnyardand watch 3 episodes, 2) pop in any Penguins of Madagascar CD or itsvariants, 3) watch the Croods, but with the sound off, or 4) bang yourhead against the wall with medium impact for 1 1/2 hours. The bestthing about this movie was the short running time, even with thepressure these days to fill and expand movie lengths this was so spareto begin with that they had no place else to go. One other alternativeis to watch the trailer 100 times. My son just barely made it through,he gave it a 6 1/2 on the way out. Most of the (unintelligible) linesare in Minion gibberish, maybe this was a good thing? I mean it when Isay pass 'em by.
Ever since the dawn of time, the Minions have lived to serve the most despicable of masters. From the 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. They'll earn a shot to work for a new boss, the world's first female supervillain, and try to save all of Minionkind from annihilation.