SCALLYWAGS: A scene from the movie Minions in cinemas now.
SCALLYWAGS: A scene from the movie Minions in cinemas now. Universal Pictures Australia

MOVIE REVIEW: Minions set to capture your heart


Stars: Sandra Bullock, Pierre Coffin, Geoffrey Rush

Directors: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda

Verdict: 4 stars

Reviewer: Kathy Sundstrom


MINIONS have at last got a life and personality of their own - and they're brilliant in a hilarious kind of way. No more are the yellow, banana looking creatures with goggles just a sidekick to an evil genius.

This film explores their whole history and you won't have to be any kind of genius to love it.

I never really wanted to see this film as the minions annoyed me in Despicable Me and the thought of a whole movie around them seemed too tedious to bare. How wrong I was. 

My 13-year-old son and I fell in love with the minions when they were nothing more than tiny cells finding themselves in the sea of evolution.

Add the voice brilliance of Geoffrey Rush as the narrator and even though I still can't speak Minion, I was involved right until the credits rolled. There are so many clever, quirky bits, I am sure I'm going to enjoy a whole lot of new laughs when I get to watch it the second time.

The story revolves around the minions' quest to find an evil master, but they have an uncanny knack of accidentally killing of all their masters through the history of time.

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