The box office success of Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 encouraged the makers to move ahead the franchisee. Both of these movies were having good animation quality and was critically well received as well. The viewers love for the small robots known as minions in both the movie implant the idea of having a prequel of the movies. It is plan to show what are minions, how they came to existence, how they are united with Gru and so on.
As said in the movie:
Before Gru, they had a history of bad bosses
|Producers||:||Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy|
|Directors||:||Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda|
|Written By||:||Brian Lynch|
|Narrated By||:||Geoffrey Rush|
|Production Company||:||Illumination Entertainment|
|Distributed by||:||Universal Pictures|
11 June 2015 (London premiere)
10 July 2015 (USA)
|Voice Actors||:||Pierre Coffin (Kevin, Stuart, Bob and the MinionsSandra Bullock (Scarlet OverkillJon Hamm (Herb OverkillMichael Keaton (Walter NelsonAllison Janney (Madge NelsonSteve Coogan (Professor Flux and a tower guardJennifer Saunders (Queen Elizabeth IIGeoffrey Rush (the narratorKaty Mixon (Tina NelsonSteve Carell (young GruHiroyuki Sanada (Dumo the SumoMichael Beattie (Walter Nelson Jr. and a Villain-Con announcer|
Let us take a brief look at the plot of the movie:
The plot as it unfolds
Go back to where it all began.
– From Movie
As we know the first living creature came to existence on Earth was having “a single cell”. From that single celled organisms “minions” came to existance. So we can say they are existed since the beginning! The sole purpose of their existance was to serve the most despicable master of the time.
They, of course, served many great masters through the centuries. The interesting thing is they have accidentally killed most of their master while serving them 🙂 Making them even more unique right?
There come disastrous end to their service when they last served Nepolion. Since then they have isolated themselves from the living world and hid themselves in a large cave in Arctic!
Though, due to their nature of being enthusiastic, overactive and always being on to something; lead them to depression during this inactive life. Now, in order to survive they need to come out and find out the right master for them.
It require a lot of courage to take initiative of such big task, after specifically this much amount of time in isolation. So who comes forward for that? Well as said in the movie:
Meet Stuart, Kevin & Bob
Yes, they are the 3 minions who came forward for the task.
Will they be able to find their new master? How? And who it will be?
All these questions are better explored while watching it.
Views and Reviews
The movie is also criticized for some of the stuffs it have. But the main thing, which is the soult of the movie, is the reason why the movie was made?
Because they are bright (in colors) and looks simple; and most importantly the viewers love them. What else you need 🙂
Being an animated movie, it has to rely on the following factors:
- The Plot
- Voiceover artists
- Animation (including SFX and VFX)
- Background music
- and some other factors
As we took a brief look at the script (there is much more in the story including heists, which we have skipped talking about, to avid spoilers), you might have got the little idea about the plot. It is quite interesting. While many people talks about the abilities of the minions are way superlative for their appearances, we have to understand that it is a fantasy film. As much as the target audience enjoys the stuff, it is good for movie, at least in terms of commercial aspects.
The animation is really commendable. While there is not much chance to apply something singificant in the appearance of minions themselves (as people already have an image of them in their mind), the locales and setups are the main areas where the experts needed to work. And they succeed there, without a doubt. For example the scene where the heist takes place, you will really enjoy watching it like in the regular thriller movies.
The background music is a positive aide to the content of the movie. The scenes are much more effective due to right kind of background music.
The voice-over artists did their work really well, and just naming one will be injustice to the others, be it Sandra Bullock (Scarlet) who is convincing or Pierre Coffin who gave voice for the minions (guess how many, all the three main, and 100s of others! yes, you read it right); they are really great performers.
The video and audio quality of the movie is really good and you will enjoy watching it on small screen, cinema hall or home theatres alike.
The movie was block buster on the box office, it’s earning reached to billions; making it one of the most successful movies of the year, and the Despicable Me series. It was recieved well by critiques also. Here are some of the awards it was nominated for in various categories.
|People’s Choice Awards||Favorite Movie Animated Voice||Sandra Bullock||Nominated|
|People’s Choice Awards||Favorite Family Film||Won|
|British Academy Film Awards||Best Animated Film||Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda||Nominated|
|Kids’ Choice Awards||Favorite Animated Movie||Nominated|
|Kids’ Choice Awards||Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie||Sandra Bullock||Nominated|
|Saturn Awards||Best Animated Film||Nominated|
|Empire Awards||Best Animated Film||Nominated|
Not a masterpiece but definitely enjoyable for kids, young adults, adults and elders all. Just watch it with the sole purpose of getting entertained and you will enjoy it.
- Despicable Me 3 is announced a long ago and is scheduled to be released in 2017.
- There are several short films made on minions and we are planning to have a series of articles on them, let us know your thoughts on it.
- We bought the movie while there was a good deal available on Amazon. You can also watch out for similar one. As the DVD quality is good, and it is available in various regional languages as well.
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