Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool, Primary
Main Performers: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton
Director: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin
Studio: Illumination Entertainment
Run Time: 91 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
The minions need a bad guy to serve in order to be happy, but they have a tendency to accidentally kill off the villains they serve. Stuart, Bob, and Kevin decide to go on a quest to find a big boss for all of the minions to serve. They go to Villain Con where they fight to be the newest minions for the greatest female super villain of all time, Scarlet Overkill. When they try to steal Queen Elizabeth II’s crown from her, Bob inadvertently becomes the king of England. They have to defend themselves from a now furious Scarlet and still find a new boss to serve.
While it might not have all of the cute charm from the Despicable Me movies, fans of the minions will be happy to see them back in this funny adventure. There are enough other characters that the minions do not get too overwhelming, but they are better as sidekicks then as the main characters, and their constant presence means that this movie has more crude humor than the Despicable Me movies. The movie is more about humor and a silly adventure than story, but its ability to be entertaining when dealing with characters that don’t speak English is impressive.