Minions make it to the big time
SINCE the release of the hugely popular Despicable Me, the strangely adorable and adorably strange Minions have found an unexpected home in pop culture, beyond the scope of the film.
After appearing in numerous shorts, promotional ads and a full-length Despicable Me sequel, a spin-off starring the quirky, gibbering, yellow henchmen was all but inevitable.
Since the dawn of time, the minions have searched the world for the most ferocious, cruel, evil creature to serve.
But after numerous, unsuccessful masters, the tribe seems lost without purpose.
Their last hope is in the hands of the ambitious Kevin and his companions, Stuart and Bob, who journey to find a new boss.
Their search soon leads them to the world's most feared and respected super villain, Scarlet Overkill.
It's easy to have doubts about characters usually confined to the background being able to carry their own feature.
The very purpose of having comic relief characters is that we don't have to take them seriously.
Surprisingly, Minions doesn't challenge this notion, but embraces it. The goofy slapstick and absurd humour we've come to expect from the minions is taken to new extremes.
Minions is 90 minutes of unrelenting, chaotic fun that will keep you laughing from start to finish.
- Release date: June 18
- Genre: Animation
- Running time: 91 mins
- Directors: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin
- Stars: Sandra Bullock
- Showing at:
- Limelight, Riverlink
- Birch Carroll and Coyle, Ipswich
- Reading Cinemas, Redbank
- Star rating: 3/5