There’s something to be said for stepping into an air conditioned theater as the summer heats up. Each year, my family and I look very forward to seeing the movies that come out aimed at kids and we were counting down the days until we got to see an advanced screening of Minions, that opens in theaters this Friday, July 10.
The story is a prequel that takes our favorite yellow fellas back to the 60’s in search of a new super villain to follow. Truth be told, my husband and I felt it was
lacking a layer of story, if that makes sense, but over all felt it was “fine” and we definitely had some laughs. As for my five additional movie critics, ages 11, 9, 7, 4 & 4, the movie was an all out hit! Hands down our crew loved it and were laughing out loud throughout.
The movie is projected to earn $100 million over the weekend and with the “Despicable Me” series — that first introduced Minions– as such hits, I’m sure it will make the mark.
Starring Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney & Steve Coogan, the story of Minions “begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, the Minions have evolved through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable masters of the time. Now it’s 1960s New York, and the Minions have found their biggest baddest boss of all time, Scarlet Overkill.”
Their journey is led by the fearless trio of Stuart, Kevin and Bob (in photo at top), who are chosen to seek out their new leader and are definitely quite the funny crew!
Again, the overall story was missing something – we can’t quite nail what. That being said, it will be the perfect antidote to the summer heat and, though far from perfect, the whole family is sure to be laughing together.
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