Minions – Good, Bad & Ugly Review


Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 74% (Critics) / 99% (Audience)
Directed By: Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin
Written By: Brian Lynch
Starring: Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm and Geoffrey Rush
Studio: Universal Pictures
Synopsis: Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world. – (Source)

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The Good:
The opening scenes showing The Minions travails through history from the dawn of time to the 1960s was wonderful.
I defy anyone to not just love these yellow, gibberish spewing goobers to pieces as they get into all manner of ridiculous hijinks. And Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm were a hoot as the villainous Overkills.
I also liked all the little cameo appearances by DESPICABLE ME characters in their younger days.

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The Bad:
The actual story of the film kinda came apart at the seams at the end not that it really mattered all that much in the grand scheme of things.

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The Ugly:
I really don’t think the monarchy works the way this movie thinks it does.

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Final Verdict: I enjoy the animated fare that tugs at the heartstrings and delivers a wonderful message of some sort but I also really love it when an animated movie eschews most of that and just strives to be an energetic slapsticky comedy. And this movie delivers that in spades.

Grade: B

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