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|Direction:||Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda|
|Production country:||USA 2015|
|Running time:||Approx. 91 min.|
|Rated:||From 0 years|
The Minions have been searching for the perfect boss for thousands of years. But no matter whether dinosaurs, Neanderthals, generals or vampires - with their very special way, the Minions always unintentionally rid themselves of their rogue idols. At some point they retreated into an icy dwelling, where they were afflicted in the course of time by an unspeakable boredom. Now it was up to Kevin, Stuart and Bob to save their Minion-chambers from absolute despair and find a new boss. The three courageous Minions set off on their journey and land in New York in the 1960s. Here they learn that a rogue mass will take place in Orlando, at which the head rogue Scarlet Overkill (spoken by Carolin Kebekus) will be honoured. She'd be the perfect boss, wouldn't she? But to get them excited about the Minions, Kevin, Stuart and Bob first have to do a very special job that will take them to London and even turn the time-honored monarchy upside down...
Since their first appearance in the animated hit "I - Simply Incorrigible" in 2010, the little yellow Minions have been an absolute cult. Whether in short films, on bread tins, T-shirts, bed linen, as video games, comics or rag dolls - there is almost nothing that does not exist from the Minions. So you might think that they are almost a little too overpresented and have therefore lost their charm and wit. But only a few minutes after the beginning of their first own movie "Minions" it becomes clear: the cute yellow creatures with their fantasy language and their sometimes wonderfully bizarre humor work as good as ever - if not even better.
The beginning of the film is an extended version of the wonderful trailer and shows the Minions trying desperately to find the right boss over the millennia. Although most of the scenes are already known from the trailer, this 10-minute sequence offers great laughs every second. That doesn't stop when Kevin, Bob and Stuart arrive in New York and flirt with hydrants or cause chaos in a well-known department store. Only with the arrival at the Rogue Expo the extremely high gag density decreases a little, because here not all ideas are equally funny and some of the figures simply come along too exaggeratedly diagonally. No question about it, there are still enough moments in which you as a viewer get shaken up. But there are also smaller passages in which the wide permanent grin turns into a somewhat more relaxed smile.
When the plot is moved to London and the admittedly very thin story counteracts its climax, the laughter muscles are strained to the extreme again. Every now and then you get the feeling that the whole thing is a bit too chaotic and just too much of a good thing. But whenever a gag doesn't work, it's followed by another good one, so that you don't have time for the small weaknesses of the movie to have a negative effect on the overall impression.
What makes the Minions in general and this movie in particular so successful is the fact that the humor has different levels, so that not only children, but also adults have to laugh heartily at the capers of the little men. Thus, "Minions" isn't just a children's film, but fun for the whole family, which even older viewers like to watch several times. And as long as the films in which they appear are so fresh, charming, weird, endearing and funny, there is no end in sight to the popularity of the Minions. Then a strong one: BANANA - and of course one: Absolutely worth seeing!!!!!
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