The characters were each unique and interesting. The voice actors even did a decent job portraying the different characters. I mean they got voice talent from Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, and even Peter Dinklage. Man. For the dialog they were given it was acted well. It's just sad that almost every joke falls flat or ends in a character laughing. When are studios going to learn that just because a character laughs at a joke, doesn't mean it's funny.
The animation was also pretty good. They were able to take the characters from the game and put them on the screen in a visually appealing way. It's just too bad that when they finally get to the destroying part, the movie is almost over.
I can't tell you how much music there was. And I don't mean film score, I mean licensed music. They had hip-hop, rock, country, disco. I think the covered every single genre. With so much music it felt more like a music video than an attempt at storytelling.
It was so slow. Now, don't get me wrong, there are things happening nearly every second if you include fart jokes, bright lights, and zany characters. But the plot takes forever for anything to happen, and even when it does, there is almost no point for it to happen. The only good part of the movie are the last 30 minutes. Everything leading up to the is boring, drawn out, and almost completely pointless.
Now, I understand that this movie is for kids and that is probably why I didn't like it. My theater was filled with kids that were laughing and engaged the entire time. That is why minions did so well last year, families with kids kept going to the theater. This movie will probably follow the same path. Large families with children will continually attend and it will probably enjoy a very nice run in the theaters. So that being said, I'm going to enact a dual recommendation. If you have kids that are between 4 and 10, this movie is a definite wait for redbox, but if you have older children, then I'd say don't bother. Visit Unpopped Review for more reviews from a movie lover, not a movie critic.