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
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