The little one happened to see a Minion movie poster by a bus stop and wanted to watch his favourite little yellow things again! As a birthday treat, we managed to catch the much awaited prequel to Despicable Me ~ Minions today!
Are you one of those that fell in love with those cute little yellow creatures that work for Gru? Have you ever wondered what they are and from whence they came? Well, then it will do you good to catch the latest edition of the yellow buddies in Minions at the cinemas.
The Minions it seems existed since the dawn of time. And their sole purpose it seems was to serve the most despicable masters! From T. Rex to Napoleon to even a Vampire Boss, the easily distracted tribe has helped the biggest and the baddest of villains. All the Minions want is a boss to work for and although it was easy to get a boss, it seemed hard to keep the boss.
The story begins with a cute and comical history of how the Minions worked and lost all their different bosses. And then, they got sad because it seemed they could not find a boss and their Minionkind was in danger of being destroyed forever because without a boss to serve, live was meaningless!
To save his kind, Kevin has an idea to go seek out a boss. Joined by teenage rebel Stuart and a really adorable lovable little Bob (my favourite), the trio go on a global road trip to find a new boss – the world’s first female super-villain – Scarlet Overkill (voiced by Sandra Bullock)! Will there be hope for the Minions? Will she turn out to be the Boss to serve forever? How will they meet Despicable Me? And mind you, this was 42 years B.G. (Before Gru)… hahaha
The Minions had us laughing from the start of the movie. I couldn’t understand most of the Minions’ language but it didn’t matter. There’s something about these tiny yellow creatures that just makes us want to keep watching them even though they speak a strange gibberish language. I figure they are speaking a combination of real languages because at some point I heard a “Terima Kasih” ie. Thank You in Malay!!
Although I feel safe to say that my vote still goes to Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2, this new instalment is still watchable and is a great holiday activity to bring your little ones to. Wey totally enjoyed himself, engrossed and laughing throughout the 91 minutes of the movie. Hours later, he is still excitedly talking about it to his Grandma.
Overall, Minions was good fun. Little Bob is just so adorable, he is easily my favourite little Minion! Such a cutey! BA-na-Na!!! BA-nA-nA!!!!! Don’t miss the chance to catch a glimpse of young Gru too!
So for the remainder of the June Holidays, make sure you find some time to catch this delightfully crazy funny movie with your young ones. Better still, catch it on weekdays before 2pm, because young ones 6 and below get to watch it free with one paying adult at Shaw Theatres! Bring the grandparents too and enjoy the Senior Citizens promotion prices!
~ SAys! Audrey 🙂