Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Movie Review: Minions

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After the huge success of two Despicable Me films, the hugely popular yellow minions finally have their long awaited, inevitable spinoff film. The Minions are the cute, idiotic yellowish creatures that serves as supporting characters in the Despicable Me films. They speaks jibberish and constantly make a fool of themselves. But for some unknown reasons, these yellowish creatures somewhat stole the show and managed to capture the audience attention.

The Minion popularity is weirdly strong. There are lots of merchandise everywhere. I still find it hard to believe that people were willing to wait in long queues just to buy these plastic yellow toys at MacDonalds. This spinoff serves as a prequel to the Despicable films and origin story to the Minions. Since the beginning of time, the Minions have been trying to find the meanest, badest, smartest villain to serve for. Unfortunately, these foolish yellow creatures somehow managed to screw things up and kill their master in the funniest way. Soon, they find themselves depressed with nothing to live for. Three main Minion characters, Kevin, Bob and Stuart try to find a new master for them to serve.

So, is it good enough? Well, no. Honestly, it's a disappointment. It lacks story and character development. A lot of things that happened throughout the film really doesn't make any sense at all. Everything seems to happen really fast, filled with silly little slapstick comedy that might make a few kids laughing in some parts, but not the adults though. Characters appearing here and there without making any lasting impression. There are some historical or pop culture references here and there, but none of them are actually funny enough. There's nothing to be learned at all. There are no emotional engaging moments for the audience to feel anything at all.

Most of the good parts of the film were shown pretty much in the trailers. Without the presence of Gru and his three cute adorable adopted daughters Margo, Edith and Agnes in the film, the film feels hollow and meaningless. It's a film without a heart and serves as a marketing ploy to sell more Minion toys. It has so much potential and sadly, the filmmakers have squandered it. Such a shame.

Rating: 5.5/10

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks I also feel this is the lousiest movie ever