The ‘Minions’ movie has become one of the most notable movies of the year, let alone one of the most notable animated movies of all time. Regardless of controversy over supposed gender issues, ‘Minions’ debuted this past weekend grossing $115.2M making it the second-highest grossing animated film of all time. But if the incredible and obvious popularity of these little guys…critters…whatever they actually are, isn’t enough of a reason to check it out, here are 15 more reasons why you (and everyone you know) should go see the Minion movie.
- Incredible Soundtrack
“Mellow Yellow”, “Foxy Lady”, “Break On Through (To The Other Side)”, “My Generation” and “Same Old Song and Dance” are some of the incredible 60s/70s jams featured throughout the film. Not only are these timeless tracks recognizable for both parents and children, they perfectly frame the 1968 London backdrop.
- Great Dialogue
Can a movie featuring dialogue that is mostly in a non-descript Spanish/French/Gibberish hodgepodge keep you entertained? Yes. Most certainly. By combining slap-stick physical humor reminiscent of The Three Stooges with wittily placed/timed one liners and couplets from some of comedy’s greats: Sara Bullock, Jon Hamm, and Steve Coogan. (SPOiLIER: There’s even a surprise 2 minutes of Steve Carell)
- Animation Quality
Illumination Entertainment Studios paints an incredible scene of 1968 London. There is a balance in the film between realism and “cartoonism”. The details are impeccable, from the street signs in London to the fringe on pillows to the TV shows in the background of scenes. The Tower of London and Buckingham Palace look almost identical to the real life versions.
There is an actual plot to this movie that extends beyond what typically exists in “children’s movies.” There are plot twists, climax, tension, and drama that propel the minions through the human world in search for a “boss.”
HOW CAN YOU NOT SEE THIS MOVIE WHEN IT FEATURES THE ADORABLE AND HILARIOUS MINIONS?!