Movie review - Minions

by Matt Slick

Minions, the movie, takes us through the evolution of the yellow creatures who, throughout history, seek to serve the best villain they can find. They attach themselves to different bad guys and unsuccessfully help them out.  Their own comical failures inadvertently undermine the success of each villain they encounter.

The minions end up in a Antarctica without anyone to serve. After a while they become very depressed. But Kevin has a plan. He, Stuart, and Bob return to the world in order to find the greatest villain they can serve so that they can then return and rescue all their friends.  The Three end up in England at a super villain gathering and the attach themselves to Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock).  Of course, things don't go as well as expected and they end up undermining her efforts as well.

It was mildly entertaining and not as funny as I was expecting. There were occasional laughs.  When someone asked me what I thought of the movie I said, "It was okay."  I think one of the drawbacks is we can't understand what the minions say. They speak a different language and I think this is a missed opportunity for lot of clever dialogue. The minions are cute, but that cuteness can't sustain a whole movie.

The kids will like it of course but adults will find it a bit slow in places.



About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.