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Minions (2015)

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Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Herb Overkill (voice)
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Walter Nelson (voice)
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Madge Nelson (voice)
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Professor Flux / Tower Guard (voice)
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The Queen (voice)
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Narrator (voice)
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Young Gru (voice)
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The Minions (voice)
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Tina (voice)
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VNC Announcer / Walter Jr. (voice)
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Sumo Villain (voice)
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Fabrice (voice)
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Royal Advisor (voice)
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News Reporter (voice)
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Ever since the dawn of time, the Minions have lived to serve the most despicable of masters. From T. rex to Napoleon, the easily distracted tribe has helped the biggest and the baddest of villains. Now, join protective leader Kevin, teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob on a global road trip where they'll earn a shot to work for a new boss-the world's first female super-villain-and try to save all of Minionkind...from annihilation. Written by Universal Pictures

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Rated PG for action and rude humor | See all certifications »

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10 July 2015 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$74,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$115,200,000 (USA) (10 July 2015)

Gross:

$336,029,560 (USA) (11 December 2015)
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Trivia

Bob has a similar bear to the one Rowan Atkinson's Mr. Bean (1990) owns, however Bob's bear - Tim - has shorter arms. See more »

Goofs

When douses the TNT with water, he replaces a red American style Fire Hydrant onto a street in London. These style Fire Hydrants are not found in the U.K. See more »

Quotes

Herb Overkill: THIS IS TORTURE!
[the Minions play with a hangman's noose]
Herb Overkill: Guys! Cut it out! This is really unprofessional!
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Crazy Credits

The Universal Pictures fanfare is sung by Minions. One of them holds a note until he loses his breath and passes out on the Illumination Entertainment title card. See more »


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The Saint
From the series The Saint (1962)
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Simply perfect
14 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is not a complicated film. There is no sophisticated humour. Most of it is toddler level.

The plot is summarized on the trailers. The minions are a tribe of yellow round things that want to assist villains in their villainy. They have been doing this since the dawn of time. Historically they have run in to difficulties in their quest to identify the perfect bad guy to serve. After repeated failures they withdrew to the arctic and attempted to entertain themselves, putting the concerns of other life forms to the side.

The protagonists, Bob, Stuart and Kevin are three minions that decided to brave the unknown and seek out a new leader. They depart and arrive in New York, in 1968. Essentially, we then follow their adventures throughout the film.

Wackiness ensues. The laws of physics are suspended. Gibberish is spoken to wondrous effect.

You don't have to be 2 years old to love this film. I personally love it, and I'm an adult without children. I don't even really like children, but if I had a child I imagine they would like this film. The Minions have this magical quality that forces the rational mind to check out, like anything adorable. They're mischievous, clumsy, and sweet - they want to do good, and this makes them endearing.

Some have complained that this movie lacks substance. I would respond that you don't need substance with a movie like this. It is gold, yellow gold.

But, I am sorry for all the mass marketing.


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