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Minions (2015)

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Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a supervillain 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 4 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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 (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 (voice)
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Sumo Villain (voice)
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Fabrice (voice)
Alex Dowding ...
Royal Advisor (voice)
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News Reporter (voice)
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Storyline

Ever since the dawn of time, the Minions have lived to serve the most despicable of masters. From the 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. They'll earn a shot to work for a new boss, the world's first female supervillain, and try to save all of Minionkind from annihilation. Written by Universal Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$74,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$115,200,000, 12 July 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$336,045,770

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,163,534,901
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There's some of the Minionese's words taken from Indonesian such as "terima kasih" (thank you), "kemari" (come here), "yang mulia" (your highness) and others. This is mainly because Pierre Coffin's mother is an Indonesian writer. See more »

Goofs

During her speech at Villaincon, Scarlet Overkill walks past 3 guys sitting in the front row dressed up to look like her. When the scene zooms out to a long shot, the 3 lookalikes have disappeared. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Herb Overkill: Woah! These guys are pumped!
Scarlett Overkill: Maybe I'll settle them down with a bedtime story.
Bob the Minion: Bedtime story?
Scarlett Overkill: Once upon a time, there were three little pigs. The pigs encountered a big, bad wolf, who hired the three pigs to come work for her. One day, the pigs did something very stupid, so the wolf huffed, and puffed and she BLEW THEM OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH! The end.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Gallows/Minions (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Make 'Em Laugh
From the film Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Written by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown (as Nacio Brown)
Vocal performed by Pierre Coffin
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A different perspective for you folk

I live under a rather large rock. I don't have TV reception and I am horrible with pop culture. I just follow movies, obsessively, and that has only been for the last two years. So in my world, until not long ago I had no idea what the Minions were. I now feel a little foolish, as for once my friends answer 'yes' when I mention the last film I saw. This is not the normal reaction I get. Apparently this movie is a massive deal. But none of this bothers me. Is this a good film to become a child again for 90 minutes while giggling yourself stupid? Well... A thousand times yes!! I even find the very purpose of their existence to be a funny, somewhat dark joke. They live to serve tyrants. If these guys were people, they'd have served in the S-freakin-S. Which the movie conveniently ignores when going through the Minions' history, good decision. But hey, they are little, adorable yellow things so its hard to ever picture them in a bad way. They just want to help! Even if it is the SS! This film is filled with slapstick comedy, which is great for all ages, while there are some great jokes early on for older viewers: my favourite, a giant poster saying "A MAN YOU CAN TRUST", and under those letters is a giant face of Nixon. Ha!! There is a lot packed in here, but if it has a flaw, and it does, it is the second half. Sandra Bullock sounds like she phoned in her effort - literally - and the humour simply wasn't as rife as it was during the first half.

The best thing about Minions is it is achingly funny, the second half still great, but not compared to the first, which is simply a riot. I love the fact that their language can be gibberish, but we can follow what they are saying most of the time. I find it to be an amazing achievement honestly, especially given it is animated. But the truly great thing about this movie is it is 90 minutes of being a child again. Personally this is kind of great for me, as I have zero memories from before I was thirteen. So to watch a movie that truly makes me feel like a child, in the best possible sense, is a damn good experience.

  • jordy www.epilepticmoondancer.net


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