Minions: An Intro About Our Little Yellow Man
According to Vocabulary.com definition, “A minion is nothing more than a yes-man, a nameless faceless servant. It is a negative term implying that your only importance is from the person who orders you around.
Corporate presidents may have minions to do their dirty work such as firing employees who have made a mistake.
If a celebrity comes to town, minions will come ahead of time to make sure that everything is to the celebrity’s liking.”
But I am now talking about Minions, which is a popular American 3D computer-animated comedy film series. The Minions was first created in 2015. It is serving as a spin-off prequel to the Despicable Me Franchise.
The Minions was directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, written by Brian Lynch, and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy.
It was 1st produced by Illumination Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures.
In this animated series Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Jennifer Saunders are starring as the main character.
It was also narrated by Geoffrey Rush and music by Heitor Pereira. Minions 1st release June 11, 205 in Leicester Square, London and July 10, 2015 in the United States. The budget of the Minions series was 74 million dollars.
The film has grossed 1.159 billion dollars worldwide and made it the fifth-highest-grossing film of 2015 and 21st highest-grossing film of all time.
It was also the fifth highest-grossing animated film and the highest-grossing non-Disney animated film.
Minions Movie: The Plot
A minion is a very small yellow creature that has existed since the beginning. They evolved from yellow unicellular beings to beings who serve only the most despised hosts in history.
After striking a tyrannosaur into a volcano, the cave bear was swallowed by a cave bear, Pharaoh was overturned and crushed under a pyramid, Count Dracula was exposed to the sun, and a Russian soldier fired a cannon.
Enter Napoleon to be isolated and start a new life in a huge cave. After many years, the soldiers became frustrated, restless, and unmotivated without performing the service of captain.
To restore their dignity and sense of purpose, the fearless minion Kevin decided to start looking for a new owner and seek help.
Music-loving little yellow man Stuart and a young, inexperienced but enthusiastic little yellow man Bob were hired.
The trio went to New York in 1968. After a stressful day’s test, the little yellow men spent the night at the department store, where they stumbled upon a hidden villain advertisement: the Orlando Villains and the Rogue Congress.
Three partners encountered Nelson’s family and, persecuted by the police, transferred them to unexpected villains.
At the conference, they saw Scarlet Overkill, a female superhero who inadvertently hired them and took them home to the UK. They called the other minions and asked them to join.
Scarlet explained the plan to steal the imperial crown from the Queen of England and promised that if she stole the servants, they would be rewarded, and if not, they would be killed.
Her husband Herb provided them with inventions to help rob him, but when they broke into the Tower of London, they were almost caught, causing Chase to accidentally encounter Bob.
The sword into the stone and released it ended.
To remove the queen from the throne and become King Bob. Scarlett was outraged that other people had fulfilled her dream of stealing the throne, so she faced the little yellow man, so Bob gave it up as king.
Scarlett was not intimidated by the betrayal, he imprisoned three men in the dungeon and tortured the Coat of Arms before the coronation, but they fled and apologized to Scarlett.
On their way to Westminster Abbey, Stewart and Bob accidentally dropped a chandelier on a Scarlett to crown the living. In harsh weather, dozens of villains killed three of them. Stuart and Bob are arrested, and Kevin enters the bar where Elizabeth now reigns.
On the TV, he saw a red rag and promised that if Kevin didn’t show up before dawn, she would kill Stuart and Bob.
While the villains were still looking for him, Kevin rushed to the scarlet castle to steal weapons. But just before the villain appropriated it, Kevin inadvertently actuated the machine that the Herb had built, and grew into a huge minion destroying the castle.
He crushed London, rescued his friends, and came to London with other little yellow men to fight Scarlett.
Scarlet tried to destroy them and fired large missiles, but Kevin swallowed. Scarlet and Herb tried to escape in their rocket suits, but Kevin persevered and managed to ride.
The rocket swallowed by Kevin exploded, causing it to explode. The other little yellow men stared at the sad explosion, but Kevin survived and distracted his usual figure.
Queen Elizabeth II won the throne and crown, and Bob was given a teddy bear with a small wreath, Stuart with an electric guitar, and Kevin with a knight’s medal. Scarlet and Herb finally survived.
They stole the crown again and were frozen in place of young Gru, who escaped the crown on a rocket-powered motorcycle.
The minions stared at him in fear, chasing him, making sure he was the boss they were looking for.
Minions Movie Series: The cast
- Pierre Coffin is a French animator, Voice actor, and film director who acts as Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and the Minions.
- Sandra Bullock is an American-German actress, producer, and philanthropist who acts as Scarlet Overkill.
- Jon Hamm is an American actor and producer best known for playing advertising executive Don Draper who acts as Herb Overkill.
- Michael Keaton is an American actor who acts as Walter Nelson.
- Allison Janney is an American actress who acts as Madge Nelson.
- Steve Coogan is an English actor, voice artist, comedian, screenwriter, and producer who acts as Professor Flux and The Tower Guard.
- Jennifer Saunders is an English comedian, screenwriter, singer, and actress who acts as Queen Elizabeth II.
- Geoffrey Rush is an acclaimed Australian actor of the stage and screen who acts as The Narrator.
- Steve Carell is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer, and director who acts as Young Gru.
- Katy Mixon is an American actress who acts as Tina Nelson.
- Michael Beattie is a Canadian actor and voice actor, most notable for his voice roles in Illumination films who act as a VNC Announcer and Walter Nelson Jr.
- Hiroyuki Sanada is a Japanese actor who acts as Dumo, the Sumo Villain.
- Dave Rosenbaum is a producer who acts as Fabrice.
- Alex Dowding is an actor who acts as The Royal Advisor.
- Paul Thornley is a British actor who acts as a News Reporter.
- Andy Nyman is an English actor, writer and director who acts as Frankie Fishlips, a Gill-man-like creature super-villain
Minions Movie Series: Reviews
On the Rotten Tomatoes aggregation site, the film was rated 55% based on 216 reviews, with an average rating of 5.74 / 10.
The main consensus on the site is, “The minions” sign of bright nonsense for yellow people continues to a certain length in their own postings Despicable Me spinoff, the results are mixed, but often very funny.
In the Metacritic, this film, based on 35 film critics’ ratings, gives a” comprehensive or average review “of 56 out of 100 points.
In a CinemaScore survey, cinema audiences gave Minions an average grade of “A” on an A+ to F scale.
Jesse Hassenger of the AV club assigned the film a C and said, “Minions” has a unique foundation, but it’s a series of franchise operations.
Finally, even 5-year-olds have their own movies. It’s time to make money from what they like.
Michael O’Sullivan of the Washington Post gave the film 2.5 stars out of 4, saying, I also liked the Minions because the dose they got into was small. But, Minions are especially powerful because there are too many good things.
Brian Truitt of US Today reported 2.5 stars out of 4 for the film. He said Brian Lynch’s screenplay includes a series of exciting physical and comedy films, especially popular: watching a little yellow man play polo while riding a Corgis.
It’s a great exercise gave two-quarters of the film’s commentary on the Boston Globe: Impressively, the filmmakers got so much out of the semi-comprehensible language of their roles in Comedy Mileage, traditional conversations are puzzling.
Manohla Dargis of The New York Times said: It was neatly folded into a series and now includes two features, including a variety of shorts, books, video games, sheet music, and theme park attractions. So, you know, but the same thing.
Tom Long from the Detroit News Agency gave the film a B grade. He said: “The minion is as cute as it should be. The happy short animation is playful and rarely stops to breathe.”
Peter from The Rolling Stones gave the film two out of four stars and said, It’s not whether this prequel can mint money; that’s a given.
The question is: Can the minions carry a movie all by their mischievous mini-selves? Fraid not.
Kerry Lengel of The Republic of Arizona gave the film two-and-a-half stars for saying, “While a carefully calibrated inconsistency is blinding, the little yellow man always jokes from time to time”.
Minions Movie Series: Awards
Different awards are taken by Minions Film series.
- Sandra Bullock nominated People’s Choice Awards in 2016 that belong to Favorite Movie Animated Voice category.
- Minions Won People’s Choice Awards in 2016 that belong to Favorite Family Film category.
- Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda nominated British Academy Film Awards that belong to the Best Animated Film category.
- Minions nominated Kids’ Choice Awards that belong to Favorite Animated Movie category.
- Sandra Bullock nominated Kids’ Choice Awards that belong to Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie category.
- Minions nominated Saturn Awards that belong to the Best Animated Film category.
- Minions nominated Empire Awards that belong to the Best Animated Film category.
- Minions were 9th place of Village Voice Film Poll that belongs to the Best Animated Feature category.
Minions Movie Release Date
The sequel to the film in January 2017, Minions (The Little Yellow Man): The Rise Has Risen, was originally announced and is scheduled for release in 2020.
On July 3, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed. It will be directed on July 2, 2021, by Balda and Brad Abelson.