Remember when you had an option of choosing which movie you wanted to watch at the cinema?… Well… even though being a parent forces me to watch animated movies, I’m actually starting to enjoy it.
The story behind the Minions movie began at the dawn of time, where the Minions started as single-celled yellow organisms which evolved through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon, the Minions found themselves without someone to serve and they fell into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin had a plan, and he, alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob, ventured out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio then embarked upon a thrilling journey that ultimately led them to their next potential master.
Because this was an animation movie, it had all the elements of cuteness and amusement, but at the end of the day, it was an important narrative that saw the three minions prancing through iconic moments in history, all before their encounter with their infamous master, Gru. For me, the movie could have been better but I think I expected too much from the producers. I would rate it a 7/10.
Cresta Shopping Centre recently hosted a family fun day, filled with games and fantastic prize giveaways for children, ahead of a screening of the world-renowned Minions movie. The ambience was that of nostalgic, immeasurable quality family time. For my daughter, it was one of the highlights for the year as she eagerly awaited the release of this movie.