Yeah, popular cartoon side characters!
The break out stars of the (in my opinion) ridiculously overrated Despicable Me now have their own origin story. After a little lesson in Minion evolution, and many "bosses" of theirs crashing and burning, three Minions, Kevin, Stuart, and Bob set off to find the baddest villain of them all to follow. The end up in Orlando, FL at a "VillainCon" and set their sights on Scarlett Overkill. (voiced by Sandra Bullock) She wants them to steal the Queen of England's crown for her, but of course things don't go as she planned.
Like last years Penguins of Madagascar, the side characters popularity has grown enough to warrant its own film. I'd say they're on par with each others. (Penguins eventually grew on me since my kid has made me watch it with him 1000 times) There were a few good laughs throughout. I have to give the filmmakers credit, it's ballsy to make the lead characters in a kids movie speak a combination of Spanish/French/English/Gibberish. The film relies heavily on slap stick because of that.
I feel a bit redundant because I've given the same grade to the last few kids movies I've watched, but I haven't been wowed by any animated film since HTTYD2. (Though I did throw Song of the Sea in my Netflix queue and I'm looking forward to that) Minions is just okay. Amusing enough for the adults, and my kid at least enjoyed it. He wasn't on the verge of tears like he was all throughout Inside Out.
Recommended: Why not?
Memorable Quote: "King Bob!!!!" - Bob.