I was very excited to take my son to watch The Minions this afternoon. We were both laughing throughout the movie. I would say this Minions movie has been the best one so far. I enjoyed the Despicable Me movies but this one is my favorite! The movie is a prequel to the others. It has a great cast that includes the voices of Sandra Bullock, John Hamm (the star of Mad Men, one of my favorite shows), Steve Carell and Michael Keaton. According to the movie, Minions have been around since the time dinosaurs were alive. Their purpose in life is to work for villains.
They accomplish their goal. The movie mostly takes place in London, along with other cities such as Orlando and New York City. Three Minions (Bob, Kevin and Stuart) attend a Villain convention in order to find work. They begin working for Scarlet Overkill. Her purpose in life is to become the Queen of England. She hires the Minions to help her with this task. If you speak English, Spanish and French, you’ll pick up on the Minion language quickly. The movie takes place in different time periods. However, the most common time period is the late 1960s, 1968 to be exact. The movie makes references to various 60s musicians such as The Doors, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix.
I highly recommend the movie to people of all ages. Did anyone else catch the movie? If so, what were your thoughts? The Minions above are the ones my son has collected in the past couple of days from McDonald’s . They supposedly cuss but all they do is laugh. I’m willing to guess there will be an additional Despicable Me movies.
Photo by Fernie Ontiveros.