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Minions
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The Minions deserved better, and so did the fans of the first two films.
Genre: Adventure
Directed By: Pierre Coffin
Kyle Balda
Written By: Brian Lynch
Starring: Sandra Bullock
Jon Hamm
Michael Keaton
Allison Janney
Steve Coogan
Jennifer Saunders
Pierre Coffin
Photography: Color
Distributed By: Universal Pictures
Release Date: June 11, 2015 (Odeon Leicester Square)
July 10, 2015 (United States)
Runtime: 91 minutes
Country: United States
Prequel: Despicable Me 2
Sequel: Minions: The Rise of Gru (chronologically)
Despicable Me 3 (by release)

Minions is a 2015 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures. It is the spin-off prequel and the third installment overall in the Despicable Me. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, written by Brian Lynch, and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, the film stars the voices of Coffin (as the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, and Bob), Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, and Jennifer Saunders, with narration by Geoffrey Rush. The film was first foreshadowed in the end credits of Despicable Me 2, where Kevin, Stuart, and Bob, three of the Minions and the film's main characters, are seen auditioning for the film. Minions had its world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square in London on June 11, 2015, and was released in the United States on July 10, 2015.

Plot

Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from a T-rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world's first-ever super-villainess.

Bad Qualities

  1. The idea of a Minions film is not a very good idea, because they were meant to be comic reliefs, not the main stars. Even though they are the most popular characters in the franchise including mini-films, and dominating the soundtrack, as well as having earned the position of official Mascot of both Universal Pictures and Illumination, even they can't hold up a film on their own and the fact that they are incapable of speech makes this even more apparent. It would be the impression that its concept would be good on paper than anything else.
  2. It's likely the only reason why this film was made was because the Minions became very popular in the Despicable Me franchise as it and was just made to cash in. Illumination likely saw the box office hits of the previous Despicable Me films and tried to milk the series just for money.
  3. The Minions are obnoxious, loud, and are sometimes annoying and never shut up to the point where they easily get on your nerves.
  4. Plot hole: When angry at Stuart, Bob and Kevin, Scarlet tapes over their mouths whilst she lectures them. Minions don't have noses. They wouldn't have been able to breathe, yet they showed no ill effects of being starved of oxygen.
  5. The Minions aren't in any way translated, which almost ruins the experience.
  6. The movie itself only involves the Minions trying to find a new leader, and yet most of the movie boils down to a lot of filler, with practically nothing going on during the movie, to the point where Scarlet Overkil gets three introductions. The plot itself also suffers from being fairly boring, mainly due to the fact that there is only weak humor compared to any real character development or interesting concepts.
  7. Atrocious humor, particularly when the Minions disguise themselves as a female to sneak into the Tower of London, one of the Minions grabs the "breasts".
  8. All three of the lead Minions have no real personality, with Kevin being the generic "fearless leader", Stuart having little to no personality aside from liking music, and Bob who is just the tag-along kid. Speaking of the Minions, the rest of the Minions practically do nothing the entire movie aside from a few small scenes.
  9. Scarlet Overkill is a generic and lame villain, and her plan is as basic and generic as it sounds: she wants to overthrow the queen of England so she can become queen. Her sudden change from being kind to the Minions into outright wanting to destroy them also feels very forced as it had little to no build-up.
  10. The film tries to have a 1960's aesthetic, but this isn't fleshed out well enough to justify the story taking place in that era.
  11. It completely contradicts previously established lore in the franchise; in the first Despicable Me film, you could clearly see a blueprint for a Minion, implying that Gru manufactured them himself. Here, it appears that they've been around for a long amount of time and Gru just so happens to find them.
  12. The gadgets the Minions use almost barely get any real screen-time, and they feel shoved in there to sell more toys with the gadgets.
  13. The movie literally stops being a movie near the end and becomes a random montage of Minions doing things until the clichéd finale.
  14. The movie has too many sub-plots that goes nowhere.
  15. Several instances of re-used assets, such as the mall being re-used from Despicable Me 2.

Good Qualities

  1. The animation is great, which is a nice step-up for the Despicable Me franchise.
    • The setting of London is wonderful.
    • The backgrounds at times can be beautiful.
  2. Sandra Bullock is great as Scarlet Overkill.
  3. Gru's younger self as seen on Despicable Me 2 does a cameo appearance at the end.
  4. One scene involving a super-villain family is shown, which is easily the best scene in the movie and is the only real impressive part of the experience.
  5. The scene where Gru shows up at the end is nothing short of awesome.
  6. The soundtrack includes classic 60's songs by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
  7. Some funny moments here and there.
  8. It really showed the origin of the minions.
  9. The score by Heitor Pereira is decent.
  10. At the end of the film when other Minions followed Gru, Bob give a crown from his teddy bear to Scarlet is very heartwarming.

Reception

Critical response

Minions' response was mixed-to-positive reviews from critics, audiences and fans alike: some praised the comedic aspects of the film and the vocal performances of Bullock and Hamm, while also saying they felt that the title characters were not able to carry the film on their own, and that the villains were flatly characterized. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film currently holds a 55% rating based on 216 reviews. The critic consensus reads: "The Minions' brightly colored brand of gibberish-fueled insanity stretches to feature length in their self-titled Despicable Me spinoff, with uneven but often hilarious results." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 56 out of 100, based on 35 critics indicating "mixed or average reviews." On CinemaScore, the film polled an average grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale. IMDb has an average rating of 6.4/10.

Box office

The film grossed $336 million in North America and $823.4 million in other territories for a worldwide total of over $1.159 billion. It was a huge box office success.

Trivia

  • A sequel called The Rise of Gru will release on July 1, 2022.

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Comments


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EijiZeBoi

21 months ago
Score 34
I plan on making a movie that disses Illumination called Fun Robot Kidz. It’s a parody film.
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Footsies

20 months ago
Score 1
Nice.
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Bluetigerelevenblue

7 months ago
Score 1
Illumination is a good studio imo, and most of their films were well-received.
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Spongebuff1991

20 months ago
Score 24
I enjoy this film.
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Stephenfisher2001

20 months ago
Score 20
Me too. This film causes me to like the Despicable Me franchise.
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Gucci Rsbbit

19 months ago
Score 5
Same.
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ItMeansNothing

18 months ago
Score 4
Me too.
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Space0720

18 months ago
Score 3
Same.
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UndertaleGamer1000

8 months ago
Score 2
I liked it too.
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Kaiolauro06

7 months ago
Score 2
I enjoyed it too. Especially the part that Kevin do that guitar solo.
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JDM4678

20 months ago
Score 5
I kinda like this film
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Athaggard160

19 months ago
Score 4
This movie is hilarious. I Love the Minions!
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Gucci Rsbbit

19 months ago
Score 4
Me too.
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Mr. Dready

16 months ago
Score -8
Why do you always need to comment i like this movie? why do you think not anyone would wanna read this.
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Trevor807

16 months ago
Score 4
You do realize, Dreadblocks, that disrespecting other people's opinions will make you look like a fool, right?
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Athaggard160

15 months ago
Score 3
Yeah don’t you dare disrespect my opinion!
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Hookuai

15 months ago
Score 4
Both Trevor807 and Athaggard, you tell him that lashing on a opinion is bad
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Cecilia1945

2 months ago
Score 1
I liked it too. While I think there's still much better films (but that's just me), I chose to enjoy this film.
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Gucci Rsbbit

19 months ago
Score 3
I actually like this movie cause I love minions but I get it and I found Despicable Me a little more better.
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Cecilia1945

2 months ago
Score 1
I prefer the Despicable Me trilogy, but this movie is fine too. I get that the minions don't have much personality apart from comic relief and that generally doesn't make for a good film, but I just enjoy this as a comedy, not a really deep story or anything. I like the film, but I've still seen better. But if you like this movie a lot more than I do (and I still like it, just not as much as some other films), then I completely respect your opinion.
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ItMeansNothing

18 months ago
Score 3

ThE aNImAtIon IS avERage, wHEN WilL You PeOple leArn THAT ThE anImatiON Of tHeiR fILMS ISN't ThaT GOod?

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KongoBongo25

18 months ago
Score 2
Their animation isn't even that great though, especially compared to other studios. They can do great backgrounds but the character animation leaves a lot to be desired.
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ItMeansNothing

18 months ago
Score 6
Sure, it's not that perfect, but it's decent. And don't even go as far as to compare it to Pixar or DreamWorks.
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Mickey Mouse

16 months ago
Score 2
Why is there a war about the posters? Why are the admins insisting that the current poster in here is the correct one?
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Mr. Dready

16 months ago
Score -4
Maybe Illumination would rather learn that comic reliefs can't be main characters, and would not deserve they're own movie, but they said: Y'know Minions are our most popular characters, let's make a movie about'em. So this movie is an example (along with Planet Sheen) that comic reliefs cannot be main characters.
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Roblistic

8 months ago
Score 2
Comic reliefs getting their own movie can sometimes work. Take Template:Greatest or Template:Greatest for example.
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The Autistic Raccoon

4 months ago
Score 1
The Lion King 1 1/2 was also pretty good.
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The Autistic Raccoon

3 months ago
Score 2
FreezingTNT, it's fine if you hate The Lion King 1 1/2 but please respect other peoples opinions.
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Trevor807

3 months ago
Score 4
I agree with him. FreezingTNT, only lesser people disrespect opinions.
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Glitchedblood

14 months ago
Score 4
This film is a guilty pleasure of mine.
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Footsies

14 months ago
Score 1
Agreed.
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Jego5542Gonzalez

10 months ago
Score 1
Agreed
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BlueSapphire200

8 months ago
Score 1
Same.
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Yoshi and Tails Fanboy 130

8 months ago
Score 1
Same here
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HellLord

11 months ago
Score 2

Sees the mention of the Beatles

Me:

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Mr Game

11 months ago
Score -2
I actually PURCHASED THIS.
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Starlord5599

10 months ago
Score 1
I loved this film
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Okboomer45

10 months ago
Score 1
the concept of a minions movie could work
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Heraz

8 months ago
Score 1
yeah, I agree that the minions are MUCH more popular then Gru or his daughters
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Nitesh Surya Vanapalli

10 months ago
Score -3
"Yes, I'm quite despicable".
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Jego5542Gonzalez

10 months ago
Score 1
This is starting to be the weakest in the franchise.
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Jego5542Gonzalez

10 months ago
Score -1
Because I know this movie doesn’t have Margo Edith and Agnes, but only young Gru appears in the end.
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Le0ne 82,651

4 months ago
Score 1
At the time this movie takes place, it wouldn't make sense for those characters to show up.
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CaptainJ

10 months ago
Score 1
Sigh, I thought this film was decent but oh well.
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Bluetigerelevenblue

8 months ago
Score 1
Should Illumination be on GMW or AMMW?
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Ghostskye6666

8 months ago
Score 1
Idk half of there films are on GMW and half of them of on AMW
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Bluetigerelevenblue

7 months ago
Score 1

I added them to GMW for two reasons:

  1. All their films on AMW are considered "average" not "awful".
  2. Even their bad films have great animation
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DJ2006

5 months ago
Score 1
I like Illumination personally, but they're not perfect or even as good as some other animation studios like Pixar or Dreamworks.
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Roblistic

8 months ago
Score 1
I still didn't like this film, but I thought it was just run of the mill bad (a 4/10).
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Floraptor

8 months ago
Score -12
The characters of Minions were actually inspired by children that the Nazis murdered. That explains a lot, doesn't it?
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The Autistic Raccoon

8 months ago
Score 3
WHAT IN THE LITERAL FUCK DID I JUST READ.
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HellLord

8 months ago
Score 2
Fucking hell, what the absolute fuck is this fucking true
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DJ2006

5 months ago
Score 1
Wait, really?
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Peter Parker

4 months ago
Score 1
Shut up.
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Ghostskye6666

8 months ago
Score 0
This film is just a masterpiece in my opinion
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Mickey Mouse

4 months ago
Score 2
I have seen that a trailer of this movie appeared in a few Thomas the Tank Engine DVD's from 2015
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Mickey Mouse

4 months ago
Score 2
TBH, I would have prefered if Scarlet Overkill's change from liking the Minions into wanting to kill them had a better build-up and have a better motive than the one shown on the film, like her slowly realizing how incompetent they are at times, seriously, I remember being so fucking confused by the sudden change when I saw the film in theaters.
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FreezingTNT

4 months ago
Score 1
Scarlet is selfish and wants to rule as the Queen of England. She would, therefore, not want anyone but herself to rule the land. This is why she turns against the Minions, they took what she wanted.
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UncensoredGamez

4 months ago
Score 1
Look at the poster. Does it show...
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FreezingTNT

4 months ago
Score 1
The Minions' asses.
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BChinookCH47

4 months ago
Score 1
It may be possible that Gru adopted some of the minions, and probably find the parts for a minion in order to make them, which kinda led to the minion blueprint.
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Declan Kearns

3 months ago
Score -1

This was a movie where the more I rewatched it the more I hated. Because how is this piece of crap one of the highest grossing animated film of all time?

Let me sum up the story in a simplistic way: it shows that the minions have been on Earth since the start of history. (Despite the first Despicable Me saying that Gru created them). They go to England and mischief ensues. Plus, the villain is defeated in most anticlimactic battle since the climax of Iron Man 2.

That's it nothing else. This movie definitely gets an F-.
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FreezingTNT

3 months ago
Score -2
You forgot how the Minions are looking for a master and succeed in finding one, but attempt to steal the Queen of England's crown and one of them pulls out Excalibur, unintentionally proving that he is worthy of being the ruler of England, this upsets said master who wanted the crown for herself and confronts the Minions who make it so it is legal to give away the crown and thus the rights to rule England, the Minions are about to be tortured by said master's husband but escape and intend to apologize to their now-ex-master but fail and results in two of them being captured by her forces and the lead Minion grows bigger by accidentally touching her equipment and engages in a battle with the ex-master. After her defeat, the Minions now find a new master, Gru.
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EijiZeBoi

3 months ago
Score 6

Found on r/FanTheories:

The Minions movie is propaganda created by Gru

So when we first were introduced to the Minions, they were said to be genetically modified corn kernels that Gru made himself, but The Minions movie decided to disregard that and claim that minions have been around since the dawn of time and naturally evolved to serve evil forces. The movie progresses and we meet our three main characters: Kevin, Stuart, and Bob. Their personalities exactly match up with Gru's three adopted daughters with Margo being Kevin, the smart put together leader, Edith being Stuart, the fun slightly rebellious one and very into being cool, and Agnes being Bob, the cute smaller one with a heart of gold. So with that we can see the evidence that led me to this theory.

Gru made the Minion movie to make morale higher in the minions that are working for him. Since they are genetically made they may have serious questions about life and what it means to be alive and what their purpose is. Gru's film puts all those questions aside by giving them a definitive answer: you were created to serve me. This also elevates Gru's reputation among the minions because it shows that he is the greatest living villain and that's why the work for him. And since Gru is a little artistic as we can see from the book he wrote at the end of Despicable Me 1, and since he also based characters in that book off of his daughters, it would make sense that he based the three main characters off of them respectively.

TL;DR: Gru made The Minions to give genetically altered creatures a sense of purpose and based the characters off of his daughters.
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LancedSoul

3 months ago
Score -2
Similar to Annabelle, the idea of making films isn't very good idea as they were meant to be comic reliefs, not the main stars. It is very prime example of movies that it did not need films that isn't main stars.
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The Dunkman

2 months ago
Score 1
Annabelle isn’t a comic relief.

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