The delightful little yellow creatures who do supervillain, Gru’s, bidding in the Despicable Me films now have their own gig in Minions.
Since the dawn of time, the minions have searched the world for a villain to follow, with unsuccessful pairings from Napoleon to the Yeti.
Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and with a star-studded cast of voices like Sandra Bullock, Michael Keaton, Jon Hamm, Allison Janney and Steve Coogan, Minions is so much fun it’s almost criminal.
Narrated by Geoffrey Rush, the story follows the three gibberish-speaking, banana-eating, overall-wearing minions to a supervillain convention where they encounter the most villainous villain of all; Scarlet Overkill (Bullock).
Trying desperately to impress Overkill and her equally devious husband (Hamm), the clumsy antics of the adorable minions result in comedy capers and plenty of laughs for the audience.
One may think an entire film of leading characters who don’t speak might become annoying, but it actually adds to the fun of the film.
Minions is great fun for the whole family from start to finish; a must see for the winter school holidays.
Minions is in cinemas now thanks to Universal Pictures
Reviewed by Libby Parker