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After accidentally killing past bosses from the Tyrannosaurus to Napoleon, the minions alienate themselves and set up a desolate colony in Antarctica. The mirth of living independently wears out and the tribe slips into collective depression due to the lack of a leader. A minion, Kevin swears to bring life back to his clan by finding them a new boss. Along with two others, Stuart and Bob, he embarks on the cumbersome journey that will finally make them meet Gru.
Minions made their way into our hearts with the unabashedly hilarious Despicable Me in 2010. Five years on, these goggle-eyed yellow creatures take on the centre-stage in this origin-story flick with their gibberish blabber and their stock pratfall frolics to amuse us.
Taking the plot away from humans was a bold move on the part of its writers but the skill with which the story holds its ground is laudable. Though the minion antics become repetitive 30 minutes into the film, they are so endearing that it never gets boring. Of course, the bravado of the earlier parts is missing from this tale that relies solely on its non-humans to pull off the impenitent gags. But, it still comes off as a breezy, fuzzy watch.
Tracking their evolution chronologically, the minions take us through their tainted history of losing bosses to strange mishaps. With fewer humans in the film, it is left to Sandra, who lends her voice to super villain Scarlet Overkill, who thrives in bringing forth the desired wickedness. But Overkill is loud and feebly-plotted, lacking Gru's subtlety and panache.
Yet, the writing is nuanced in places as the gags are thoughtfully orchestrated. There is a fleeting President Nixon joke, a Beatles reference (imagery referencing the 60s), props like the inclusion of a 'villain-con' are all put together with verve. The sequence where the minions break into the Beatles' song Revolution is incredible.
At 91 minutes, these tiny yellow blobs steal the show from their human counterparts. With charming elements galore, adorable gibberish talk and winsome screen presence, the film is cuteness overload.
Director Coffin is the voice for all 899 minions in the film.
The minions are designed to resemble Gru's daughter.
First time Sandra Bullock plays a villain in the film.
The Minion Kevin in this film is not the same as Kevin in 2010/Despicable Me movie.
This is the first movie in which Sandra Bullock is not the protagonist but the villian.
All the 899 minions from the film have been voiced by director Pierre Coffin.
Three minions were designed to remind us of Gru's daughters Margo, Agnes and Edith.
The word mad that the Queen uses is not a British word.
UK had not adopted Decimal currency in 1968 and hence it can't be on ticket of London bridge as shown in the film.
Left masterless after losing their bosses to accidents, the minions before meeting Gru had begun living in Antarctica all by themselves , tucked inside their igloos. But, soon enough they began feeling redundant and went into collective depression. A minion Kevin decided that he will bring out his people from the sorrow and along with Bob and Stuart began a journey of finding a new boss.
Life took them to New York where the trio stuck around with each other mostly. They spent a day at the mall and while watching television in the comforts of their bed, they found out about the villain con that will be held in Orlando, the same week.
The three decide on going there to find their new boss. When the three begin their journey, they take lift with another family who too are on their way to the same convention. The family robs a bank on their way to Orlando but are extremely kind to them. At the convention, the minions get hired by Super-villain Scarlet Overkill as her new henchmen and it seems the three have found their leader.
Super-villain takes minions home with her. Her ultimate dream is to steal the crown of Queen Elizabeth for herself. She had dreamt of being a princess ever since she was a li'l girl. She threatens the minions to make them steal the crown for her. The next day, the trio reaches Buckingham Palace. After fighting the protectors of the crown and chasing the Queen, the crown is theirs but they earn it. A sudden co-incidence leads Bob to becoming the King of England.
With Bob attaining what she had dreamt all her life, Scarlet slips into her venomous mode and is all set to take revenge on the little ones. But the loyal Bob decides on getting her coronated as the Queen. he gets a law passed that makes her crowning easier She grabbed the offer but betrays the minions by locking them up in a torture room. Luckily the minions escape and go on to find Scarlet.
Meanwhile, the rest of the minion clan flee from Antartica and after travelling the globe, they too land up in London trying to find the trio. On the day of her coronation, Scarlet is on cloud nine. The minion trio in their attempt to get to her, hurt her. Scarlet is furious. Her criminal friends begin a tryst of hunting down the minions. Bob and Stuart are found by them but Kevin escapes easily and bumps into Queen Elizabeth. In another attempt to escape the clutches of the villains Kevin enters the evil creation of Scarlet's husband and become huge in size, almost to the extent of being fearsome.
He is successful in saving Bob and Stuart and is rewarded by the Queen. Just when in the film is on the verge of ending, Gru comes and flees with the Queen's crown and the minion clan run after him as they see him as a prospective boss.