• Tejas Nair
    Tejas Nair
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    Adults generally relate with the Despicable Me franchise not because of
    the evil factor, but because of the emotional connect that is present
    in its oddball narratives. In Minions, however, there is a gaping lack
    of emotions.

    Three minions are on a quest to find a fitting, evil master for its
    tribe who, we are told, have been around since the dawn of the time.
    They were friends with dinosaurs and still there was no mention about
    them in Jurassic Park (1993). In the year 1968, the trio go to the Big
    Apple and then to the English capital, after having seemingly found
    their master, a female antagonist (Bullock). Then the plot is more or
    less about her evil plan.

    One will not feel touched with the things that happen in the film, most
    of which are straight mindless. While there are too many factors that
    betray the film of originality, even the minions fail to deliver. The
    sequels (2010 and 2013) are good, relatable films that are high on
    humor. But in here, the humor is all situational and these are boring
    situations that I am talking about.

    Also goes a bit annoying towards the end with that save the world crap.
    As is apparent from the sequels, minions are again only a small part of
    the film. The duel between good and evil is also badly handled as the
    climax ends the charade with a delightful surprise.

    BOTTOM LINE: Minions is a perfect example of a studio that has run out
    of ideas and is only making films to make some moolah out of

    VERDICT: 3 stars out of 10. ONLY for kids.

    Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES

    July 11, 15