Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.
|Release Date||:||June 17, 2015|
|Genres||:||Family, Animation, Adventure, Comedy|
|Production Company||:||Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin|
|Writers||:||Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul, Brian Lynch|
|Casts||:||Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Jennifer Saunders, Geoffrey Rush, Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Katy Mixon, Michael Beattie, Hiroyuki Sanada, Dave Rosenbaum, Alex Dowding, Paul Thornley, Kyle Balda, Ava Acres|
|Plot Keywords||:||assistant, aftercreditsstinger, duringcreditsstinger, evil mastermind, minions, 3d|
You'd be hard-pressed to find a historical account that acknowledges the influence (much less the existence of) the Minions throughout time. No matter how many textbooks are produced and released each year, almost ZERO of them note the presence of this incredibly powerful minority group.
Well, where history has silenced the Minions, let this surprisingly accurate documentary speak volumes. I found no embellishments of history throughout this 91-minute feature. It would have been easy to swing the pendulum of power to overemphasize the history of the Minions as it relates to major world events, but the filmmakers didn't go for the easy shots. They simply told the truth, and what we are left with are the clear facts of what really happened to the dinosaurs, the cavemen, and--what I'm sure will be most controversially-- the true lineage of royalty in England. Very bold.
If this doesn't win the Oscar for Documentary Feature, we will truly know which side of history the Academy stands on.