The result is a steadily generic film, one with big, manufactured adventure and plenty of laughs but a fairly linear and, for a huge animated film, unimaginative story. For the unenlightened, Minions are cute, funny, easily distracted, and have a special fondness for potty humor and photocopying their butts. As such, she and Lucas wind up going on the run and hoping to get help from her semi-estranged grandfather, a Native American tribal leader named Chief Michael Bear Don Francks. They're not in a rut, they're on the verge of losing everything, including their identity. That's not a bad thing, and there's a reason why the movie cleaned up at the box office: it knows its audience and delivers what its audience wants. We, over the summer and shared why it's a great family movie. The youngest kids won't mind.
For more about Minions and the Minions Blu-ray release, see published by Martin Liebman on November 26, 2015 where this Blu-ray release scored 4. This is a fantastic all-around track from Universal. The supernatural angle of the film isn't played up as well as it could have been. Image clarity, beyond a very slight look of razor-thin film hanging over the image, is excellent. Distance expands back into the screen, water threatens to spill out the front, and there's always a tangible sense of space between objects and characters. A multicolored 60's-themed van, various items in store shops around towns, Scarlet Overkill's red attire and vehicles, and other colors are also showy and precise. Also note that there's a section titled Reception that doesn't appear to be active.
The Movie When a beautiful and ambitious archaeologist Francoise Robertson unearths a mysterious key beneath the streets of New York in 1999, the Templar Knights of Christ send Lucas Dolph Lundgren to retrieve it. Dialogue stays easy to follow throughout and the effects are appropriately punchy when they need to be. A solid rental for fans of B-grade action pictures, recommended for Lundgren devotees. Even as it's fairly hollow below the surface, the film proves charming and accessible and the characters memorably absurd, a testament to the creators who have made a successful, if not superficial, movie out of a trio of heroes whose actions speak louder than whatever bits of words they mutter. The journey-based plot is as basic as they come, the characters are essentially a yellow pill with four limbs and an eye or two, the action and humor feel modern animation-stock, and the animation is great but nothing particularly novel or exciting for the 2015 digital age. The Extras: Aside from trailers for a few other Kino Lorber Studio Classics action movie releases and a static menu, the disc includes a commentary with director Jean-Marc Piché.
There are some more surprises at the End, but I'll save that for you to watch at the theatres. They escape, and while their fellow Minions travel the world to find them, the trio look for a way to stop Scarlet. Accompanied by Stuart and youngster Bob, he sets off on a journey that lands the trio in New York City in the '60s. Over time, however, they become deeply depressed by their lack of purpose. I knew that going in. Admittedly the movie is aimed at kids.
Minions are very shapely and audiences can even see back into their mouths. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. He decides to leave the ice caves and go out into the world to find the Minions a new master. Herb equips them with some of his inventions, and they nearly succeed. As whatever it is that possessed Dante moves on to one new host after the next, Karen, Lucas and their allies find themselves in a race against time to save humanity from the Antichrist! Archeologist Karen Goodleaf Françoise Robertson is called in to investigate the scene and she quickly realizes that, if it isn't all together completely clear what's been found here, it's nevertheless important. Overall: The Minion is flawed to be sure, it's hokey and riddled with clichés, but it's also entertaining enough that, if you're a fan of Lundgren at least, it's worth seeing.
Even as it's fairly hollow below the surface, the film proves charming and accessible and the characters memorably absurd, a testament to the creators who have made a successful, if not superficial, movie out of a trio of heroes whose actions speak louder than whatever bits of words they mutter. And they've worked for some doozies: the , , and the. But many in the audience with a vocabulary that's even only a notch more advanced than the movie's main characters may very well find it too much of too little, meaning that the movie is so prone to simply jump from colorful scene to colorful scene and silly audible cue to silly audible cue that the barrage of fluff only exposes, rather than hides, the vacuous center. Writer, Brian Lynch discusses creating distinctive personalities for the three main Minions, his VillainCon idea, and the Minion family. Most likely anyone reading this will know that anything computer-animated will look positively stunning. They return to her home country of England where an epic power struggle, with the Minions in the middle, will decide the future of the nation, Overkill's fate as a super villain, and the Minions' very existence and future path.
Lastly, 'Minions' 2015 shows how throughout history, and before Gru, the Minions have served many a despicable master, including Genghis Khan, Napoleon and Dracula. Guillon's contributions are in French with English subtitles. It just chooses to focus on the superficial, and it's so superficially dazzling it's sure to mesmerize the target demographic -- very young children -- with every scene. Minions have existed since, well, existence, it seems. Thankfully, he's given enough opportunity to do that and as such, the film entertains in spite of its flaws.
In a desperate move to save their race, a Minion by the name of Kevin voiced by Pierre Coffin , along with Stuart and Bob both also voiced by Coffin , set out to find a new master to serve. An fair amount of brief extras are included. Basic color and detail are fantastic. Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock will lead the voice cast of the human characters as Scarlett Overkill, the world's reigning super-villain of the 1960s. Levels are well-balanced throughout and the track is clean, there are no problems with any hiss or distortion to note.