You ever have one of those days where you can’t find anything to watch?
That was my case last Saturday when the wifey and I couldn’t agree on much except the fact we didn’t want to go out with all the thunderstorms in the area. So instead, we decided to watch something at home.
We searched Amazon and found nothing we could agree on. Then we looked at our choices on Netflix, but again failed to find anything that sparked either of our interests. Then we saw it: “Minions” was on Netflix, something neither of us had seen yet. Plus, those funny little yellow guys were my wifey’s favorite part of the Despicable Me movies, so why the heck not? “Minions” would be our Saturday night movie.
Don’t ask me why, but for some reason I had really high expectations for “Minions.” After all, this movie made over $1 billion worldwide, and it has legions of fans. But as for me? I didn’t think “Minions” was all that good.
The plot about finding a new villain to serve was okay. But once we met Sandra Bullock’s Scarlet Overkill, the plot changed to basically a revenge movie. The humor for the most part was meh.
You expect some childish jokes and other stuff in a movie like this, but there really wasn’t much for older viewers. And maybe it was me, but I felt like some stuff got repeated over and over in this movie.
The one positive thing I can say about “Minions” is that the music choices were perfect. I love sixties music and thought the way it was incorporated into the movie was brilliant. I particularly enjoyed the way the filmmakers used the song “The Letter” by The Box Tops.
In the end, “Minions” wasn’t able to meet my expectations which were probably unfairly high to begin with. The movie also makes me think the Minions are better used as side characters, just like the penguins of “Madagascar.”
“Minions” final score: 5
The music in “Minions” final score: 10