Starring (voice): Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Geoffrey Rush
With the success of Despicable Me it was only a matter of time when the adorable Minions would get their own spin-off movie. However, like most of the times when movie executives try to cash in on a particular character with a spin-off series, this one too seems to have far too many Mininos than the audience might enjoy. The movie narrates the story of the Minions (Coffin) and how they were a species that have lived the test of time, serving their evil masters and accidentally killing them too. However, this time these Minions don’t have any master to serve and are getting bored and if things do not change, their race would be lost forever. Kevin decides to venture out in the harsh world and find a new master for his tribe. He gets accompanied by Bob and Stuart and their adventures take them to New York City. They learn of the Villain Con, a gathering of all the evil people in the world and the evilest of evils, Scarlett Overkill (Bullock). Their mission, to serve Scarlett and bring a new master to their tribe. The reason why the first movie was a success was mostly an account of the Minions but also the large support of the other cast and crew. In this movie, the support was entirely missing and the Minions failed to hold up the movie by themselves. The movie isn’t bad but it does not live up to its reputation.
Thumbs up: Good story
Thumbs down: Not as funny or interesting as expected