D: Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda
Universal/Illumination (Chris Meledandri & Janet Healy)
US 2015
91 mins


W: Brian Lynch
Mus: Heitor Pereira

voices of: Pierre Coffin (Kevin / Stuart / Bob / The Minions), Sandra Bullock (Scarlet Overkill), Michael Keaton (Walter Nelson), Alison Janney (Madge Nelson), Steve Coogan (Professor Flux)

The huge success of the Despicable Me films made it inevitable that the minion characters from them would receive their own spin-off, and the resulting film had its own huge success.
The story explains the origins of the minion species, existing to serve only the worst of the worst throughout the history of the world. Set in the 1960's, three minions, Kevin, Stuart and Bob, are hired by an evil villainess who needs them for a plot to infiltrate and overthrow the Royal Family of England.
The animation is superb, but the humour isn't really on point, mostly because the dialogue is nonsensical mumblings of the strange little creatures. Fans of the Despicable Me films and young children won't be disappointed, but the movie isn't quite the little treat it potentially could have been.