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2010 - 2015, Animation - Children, Gru

Minions (2015)

Duration 1h 31m Rating (UK) U
Source of story The characters developed in Despicable Me
Writers/Script Brian Lynch
Additional Info This movie covered its costs on its first weekend and is the first film whose original costs were less than $100 million to gross over a billion. Stunning figures!
Director Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin
Starring Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Jennifer Saunders, Geoffrey Rush, Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin
Elevator Pitch At the dawn of time the Minions emerge from the primordial ooze ready to serve any evil master they find. Over the centuries they have limited success and retire to a glacial environment where they become depressed. Kevin, Bob and Stuart embark on a voyage of exploration, ending up at Villain Con in Orlando, where they gain the opportunity to serve super-villainess Scarlet Overkill. They are to help her steal the Crown Jewels. Will they at last be successful?
Content Quite a bit of narration of Minion development. Scenes of the Minions helping? figures from history. They are recruited at Villain Con – apparently similar to Comic Con. They move to London were the plot unfolds and they are involved with the queen – it is 1968. Bob becomes king. Later all the Minions join the trio in London.
A View This very successful movie received mixed reviews, many critics saying that if you have seen the trailer you have seen the film, so I watched the trailer. Not quite true I thought, but still not a patch on the Gru movies. Let’s face it, comedies about attempts to steal the Crown Jewels sometimes with the thief becoming king are pretty common, but fairly watchable family viewing.

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