Minions is still adorable however scores low on plot.
Those lil’ yellow awesome dumb creatures are back. This time with their cuteness, (Bob), their intelligence (Kevin) and their guitar (Stuart). Their mission – to find the greatest villains of all times. So primarily to seek their purpose in life. Isn’t that something we endeavour to do?
Minions goes back to its origin and tries to portray ‘the how’ in the backdrop of the credits. Some of the beginning parts were pretty much included in the trailer itself. There is a narration that helps you understand the whole point like a diegesis (since you can’t make out what any of the minion is saying) which dies out pretty soon.
The story is pretty vacuous, if you closely look at it. Nothing much that it has. Seems like a child giving wings to his imagination. You know that it’s stupid but you still watch to see what’s next. It concludes at an interesting juncture, which as a matter of fact, everybody saw coming.
Humour is mostly slapstick. Weird things keep happening, and you can’t really ask why. It beats logic. You just have to accept it and gulp everything that goes beyond the point of explanation.
The movie is a bland spin-off solely intended to rake in moolahs, which I am pretty sure everybody is aware of. It’s just that these lil creatures are so cute and adorable that we want to see more of them. Even if there is nothing much for them to do, watching them talk, fall, be themselves, simply makes our day.
So if you don’t feel intelligent lately, you have got yourself a movie.