By Deborah Dahn
If you loved the movies Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2, you will absolutely love the spin-off movie: Minions. This animated series from directors Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda are centered on the villain Gru. Gru has henchmen that are called minions. These minions are not your typical henchmen; they are yellow, cute, and hilarious. They do not seem evil at all. Nobody understands the minions because they seem to speak a mixture of languages (English, Spanish, French, and probably some gibberish).
This movie is the story of how the minions started following Gru. Their sole existence revolves around serving an evil villain. The minions started finding a master ever since the age of the dinosaur. They got blamed for the extinction of the dinosaurs, the extinction of cavemen, as well as the loss of the French Revolution. Three minions, Kevin, Bob, and Stewart, were sent to New York to find a new boss for their tribe. While watching TV in a local mall, they saw an advertisement of villain con. In that advertisement, they saw the number one villain: Scarlett Overkill (Sandra Bullock). Villain con is in Orlando, Florida, so they hitchhiked a ride with an evil family.
Their adventure begins once they miraculously win a contest against other super-villains to work for Scarlett Overkill. Their assignment was to steal the crown from the Queen of England for Scarlett. The audience was in constant laughter as the story unfolded. The minions were like family and stuck together through the highs and lows. They are extremely loyal creatures. The (PG) movie is not just for children, but of people of all ages. The movie is action packed and hilarious. I laughed from beginning to end.