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The Despicable Me movies aren’t in the upper echelon of critically animated kid flicks, but they’re  sappy, funny, and hell, they gave us The Minions. Those slap-stick, yellow skinned, nugget men with their own funny language. Oh sure, there’s an absolute overdose of Minion things on the internet and on social networks, but hey, these guys are funny. Who can resist these cute little bastards and their hilarious antics? No one, no one I tell you! It’s a Minion kind of world and we’re just living in it.

It’s no surprise these yellow oblonged shaped beings have got their own movie. The film, directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, features the voices of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm and doesn’t open until July 10, 2015. That’s a long ways away but you can already watch the Minions trailer. Check it out below and see if you can resist cracking a smile. 

What’s going on in that boat is very disturbing.

The Minions were created by Gru and Dr. Nefario in a laboratory (the ride at Universal Studios told me so). I, for one, am I little peeved that they’ve changed their backstory for this. And where did they get goggles in prehistoric times anyway? Eh, it’s a kids movie and these guys are too cute for us to begrudge such things. I do wonder, though, if  audiences can stand a whole movie of just minion babble.  At least this movie will prepare kids for watching foreign language films.

Here’s the official plot description:

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time.  Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters.

Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.

But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain.  They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…from annihilation.

Featuring a soundtrack of hit music from the ’60s that still permeates our culture today, Minions is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda.  Brian Lynch has written the screenplay for the 3D-CG comedy adventure, and Chris Renaud serves as executive producer of the film.

Minions open July 10, 2015. On a scale of 1- 10 bananas, what do you think?

Category: Film