Featuring the Gravity queen, Sandra Bullock’s voice along with other artists such as Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton and Allison Janney, Minions is a prequel spin-off to the Despicable Mefranchise. It has been released pan-India following a thunderous applause.. An American 3D computer-animated supposedly family comedy, it’s produced by NBCUniversal owned Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.
The story written by Brian Lynch goes about a Minion named Kevin who conspires along with Stuart and little Bob and endeavours an embarking upon a top-alert mission out into the world to find the most badass villain ever; their super-duper gripping journey that ultimately leads them to their potentially most evil master and world’s first-ever female super-villain, Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock).
The Minions is co-directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda.
“This movie is not just for one audience. It’s for a broad audience, but we tried to be witty about it, meaning that every time there is a joke, we try putting multiple levels on it. That’s the magic of animation. You can express everything for your characters with sheer physical movements”, Coffin said in a statement.
What to expect and not:
Absence of Gru:
For most Despicable Me fans, Gru has become a part and parcel of what we see as the evil nemesis of Humanity. His absence is surely going to hit his fans but considering the evil lilliputs, minions are given a dedication with their own namesake and that’s something to watch out for.
Absence of Gru’s adopted children – the three orphan girls and Dr. Nefario
We are surely going to miss the girls from Miss Hattie’s Home for Girls- Agnes (Little unicorn lover), Edith (The pink hat wearer) and Margo (Oldest one with glasses). Their absent rambunctiousness will break our hearts and we no longer will hear the sweet babble prayer of Agnes at night and her fancy for unicorn dollies. But surprisingly, in an allusion to this, a minion is indeed shown in the new episode playing with a teddy bear. And that also reminds us of the ever popular adult cartoon- TED. After all, an evil minion also needs a teddy bear to look cute.
The main antagonist in the movie and voiced by the Academy award winner Sandra Bullock, she is the most evil force to reckon. Scheming, manipulating and a sheer megalomaniac, she is a well-known super-villain.
Some people feel she is an animated reincarnation of Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis. The same glasses, the same gloves, the same hairstyle! The film also confesses that she became a villain when she was just a 13-year-old girl. And that she had this life-long desire to steal the Queen of England’s crown and become a Princess herself.
The Villain Con Fest
The Minions are out here to rapture your tough skin and recapture the nostalgia of the 1968 with this bold declaration and mask of The Villain Con and make you all oh-so-sentimental. More like a comic con, villains of the world unite to celebrate a gathering of the bad, evil and the wicked.
Though the humour poured with generosity all over the place is just apt and perfect for the minions and makes sense too because that’s how we expect them to act, there is something that makes my tiny heart quiver with fear.
And rightly so- the movie is filled with bombing and killing. In times such as these, it’s not uncommon to expect some unthinking child emulating the actions of such non-living animations and doing self-harm.
Yet, Minions has knocked Jurassic World away from its top slot to gain the top position irrespective of its weak plot because we just can’t stop ourselves from “awww” “awwwing” at the banana shaped gibberish talking minions.
“I’m not sure the public is mindful of what films cost, they’re more concerned with how they resonate,” said Nick Carpou, Universal’s domestic distribution chief. “Chris is able to produce films that speak to families, to children, to people everywhere.”
The next installment, Despicable Me, 3 will follow on June 30th, 2017.
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