Minions [2015] is the latest animated film from Illumination Entertainment studios and is based around the popular Minion characters from the smash hits Despicable Me & Despicable Me 2. The film follows the Minions- Stuart, Bob and Kevin as they embark on a perilous journey to find a new super-villain master.

Wears out it’s welcome.  Audiences around the world fell in love with Minions in their first two outings and now they’ve made an entire film centered on them. On paper, it sounds like a great idea, but in reality- it gets pretty tiresome and at times obnoxious. The humor in this spinoff is the same as the other films, but unfortunately, the plot isn’t particularly compelling and every character besides the minions is pretty forgettable. It doesn’t help that the minions are a one-trick joke and while that joke works well in the Despicable Me films, that joke quickly becomes redundant in this one.

Strictly for kids. Just like the humor in the Despicable Me films, it’s geared more towards kids. Parents were able to get a kick out of the spy spoofs in the other films, but since that’s not really the main focus of this film, there isn’t a whole ton of stuff for anyone over the age of 13 to latch onto. Kids are going to get a kick out of the minions punching each other again, but since there ‘s about 2 hours of that, the adults in the audience are going to grow bored with it.

Looney Tunes.  One of the best things about this franchise is the animation style of it. It’s bright, beautiful and it harkens back to the Warner Brothers style of cartoons during the 1950’s. Characters stretch, zip by, and do things that no normal human being could ever do- but that’s the fun of it. The film (just like the cartoons of that style and era) is actually pretty violent. But because of how cartoony it is, it’s never meant to be disturbing but rather fun and inventive; and it definitely succeeds on that level.

Kids will adore it, but their parents will get bored.
Cartoony, disappointing and a film that wears out it’s welcome quick.
2.5Overall Score
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