I have a friend whose daughter speaks fluent “Minion.” Her mimicry is spot-on for the Minion called Kevin.
I’m not entirely sure from which of these movies she picked up the language.
The first two movies were very Gru-centric, but “Minions” was all about those tiny creatures that look like walking Twinkies in overalls.
It was presented like a documentary about them and followed their story from the “dawn of time,” through the age of the dinosaurs and up to the 1960s, where the bulk of the movie takes place.
The Minions as a whole are lost without the presence of a “boss,” or evil overlord, to serve.
The film sees “protective leader Kevin, teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob” team up — Bob willingly, Kevin not so much.
The three of them set out on an epic journey to find the biggest, baddest master of them all — and so find themselves at Villain-Con.
This fictitious event is animated to look a little like a cross between a job fair and Comic-Con, merged into one event for the bad guys of the world.
The movie had a $74 million budget. With fans of both “Despicable Me” movies waiting more, Universal was fairly certain it would succeed.
It was more than a success. “Minions” grossed more than $336 million in five months.
To top off the comedy, the music in this film is phenomenal. It was set in the ’60s, a time when the Beatles and the Boxtops were popular.
Some critics discounted the movie due to its lack of Gru, but I think the movie holds its own.
While it does not have some of the more lovable characters from the “Despicable” franchise, the focus on the three individual Minions gives nearly everyone a character to identify with.
I would recommend “Minions” to anyone who enjoyed the first two movies.
The movie will be shown for free at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 in Wilson Park, under the rotunda.