Voices of Sandra Bullock, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Jon Hamm, Geoffrey Rush, Steve Coogan

(5-Okay Film)

Zany. Uninspired. Empty.

In the grand tradition of spinoff movies- recall Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985)-this film following those inscrutable henchmen from the Despicable Me franchise is a mere shell of its source material. The minions, lost in the ’60s, with their gradually aggravating private language, search for the perfect evil villain to call master. The film then becomes a series of zany and over the top action scenes, to mildly satisfying results. The minions are enjoyable sidekicks to Gru and his cute daughters who provide the heart of the Despicable Me movies. Separated from them, however, the minions are mostly annoying.

-Walter Tyrone Howard-


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