Thursday, July 9, 2015
The pretty prequel loses steam after a hilarious opening, but the kids will love it.
Review by Matt CummingsThere's no denying the power of Illumination Entertainment's Despicable Me franchise as one of the most beloved by kids. Released in 2010, it gained a tremendous and nearly instant following, not because of Gru (voiced by Steve Carrell), but because of the Minions. Those yellow buffoons who utter incomprehensible words while doing insanely stupid things has led us to this point: their own standalone movie. As a movie, Minions is perhaps one of the most beautiful and realistic animated movies ever made, but you'll soon want to remove the batteries powering these idiots, as their shtick can't power an entire movie. Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms, and follow author Matt Cummings at @mfc90125.