Go back to where it all began.

2010 | Color | 1 Hr 31 Min | Family | PG | Universal

Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin

Brian Lynch

Sandra Bullock
Jon Hamm
Michael Keaton

Ever since the dawn of time, the Minions have lived to serve the most despicable of masters. From T. rex to Napoleon, the easily distracted tribe has helped the biggest and the worst of villains. Now, join protective leader Kevin, teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob on a global road trip where they'll earn a shot to work for a new boss the world's first female super-villain-and try to save all of Minion kind...from annihilation.

How do you spend your Fathers Day weekend? Me with mosquito's and crazy children running around,  yep must be another family fun movie in the park. 

Well, this was an odd movie if I must say. First, I'm not much of a Despicable Me fan so I was in no rush to see Minions. But after a full day of Drama Camp and Video games, my girls and their friends decided to pack the popcorn and head to the park. The movie opens up with a back story to the back story of how villains have sidekicks and the Minion are always looking for the right Villian to hang out with. So at first the movie was clever and funny but then it turned hip!

And when I say hip I mean 1960's man like far out this movie it is groovy man! Look at the picture above does it look like these kids have a clue what the humor is about? So many references to the 60's like Nixon and the music. You would think for a child from the 70's I would care but I did not! Not one bit and the slapstick humor straight out of Tom and Jerry just did not work for me as well. 

The film takes time in 1968 and 42 years B.G. (Before Gru). If you add 42 years to 1968, it will be 2010, the year Gru and the Minions made their debut in Despicable Me(2010).

The movie itself looks good and you do get drawn in once the story gets going. The voice work is fun but gets old at times trying to figure out what the heck they are trying to say. I guess the language known as "Minionese" which is spoken by the minions is a mix between several languages including English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Indonesian, Hebrew, Malay and Gibberish.

Two highlights for me and the most enjoyable aspect of the movie was the Nelson Family you get to meet this bank robber pretty early and they come back time to time.  This family set the movie in a good direction but once they were done the movie dragged so much. The next would be Sandra Bullock  in her first villain role as Scarlet Overkill. She nailed her part to the point that I did not realize it was her until I started writing this review. 

Well I'm going to end it there it was a nice night with the girls we had fun just not a good movie. So glad we skipped this one in the theaters last year and will skip the new one as well. 

Any Hoo (see what I did there) Happy Fathers day 

2 Bloody Brains


  1. Yes, who doesn't love those adorable minions! Happy Father's Day to you!

    1. And P.S. -- glad to hear your girls like hockey!

    2. I'm trying to raise them right lol


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