Minions: Review

Banana! Yes, those yellow creatures are back, and not to be outdone by all the other fictional characters in movies, they have their very own origin story in The Minions.

Join Stuart, Kevin and Bob on their quest to find the worlds most evil boss. The babbling trio set out on their quest and are soon recruited by Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock) and her inventor husband Herb (Jon Hamm).

Minions is a laugh a minute, poking fun at popular culture, life and includes many nods to the original Despicable Me films. Some might think it was a huge gamble producing a feature length film focussed solely on the Minions. They are great in Despicable Me, and even have several of their very own short films, but Minions proves beyond a doubt they can hold their own as the heroes of a film.

The plot of Minions is not too complex that the younger viewers will be lost, yet it contains enough substance to entertain the adults too. Voice acting for all the characters is superb, with this being the first villain role for Sandra Bullock. The Minions themselves are all voiced by director Pierre Coffin, creating their unique language.

Minions is a belly-aching laugh a minute for the entire family, and if you are a fan of any of the other films or shorts, you need to see this one. It opens 10 July 2015 in South African cinemas.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: And IMDb:

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