{3.5/5} “King Bob has officially changed the law, clearing the way for Scarlett Overkill to be crowned Queen of England… If I wasn’t so polite, I’d say this spells certain doom for the country, if not the world. But I’m so very polite that I shall keep my mouth shut. But seriously, we’re all in big trouble.”

Minions, released in 2015

For centuries the minions have served the most despicable person or creature around. After being chased by Napoleon’s army they decide to take a break from the world. Years later Kevin, Bob, and Stuart leave the minion sanctuary to once again search for an evil mastermind to serve. They find one at Villaincon — Scarlett Overkill. All she asks is that they steal the crown of Queen Elizabeth II.

This movie takes place in 1968, before the minions meet Gru — in other words, it’s a prequel to Despicable Me.

It’s not as good as the Despicable Me movies, but if you like those ones you might find this worth watching. There is some genuine humour, mostly in the first half, and there’s also some silliness and slapstick, mostly in the second half.

The minions, like the penguins of Madagascar, are hilarious in their backup roles in the two Despicable Me movies but, as I feared, the makers of the movie weren’t able to think of interesting things for them to do for a whole movie on their own.

Stars the voices of Sandra Bullock and Geoffrey Rush. Directed by Kyle Balda (The Lorax) and Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me). Coffin impressively also provides the voices of all 899 minions. There’s some fun music by Heitor Pereira, as well as some great songs from the 1960s.

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