Yeah, alright... they're really not that bad after all. I might never really grow to like Gru (the main character in the Despicable Me franchise - true to his name), but when it comes to these innocent blubbery oval Spongebob Squarepant lookalike sidekicks who tackle life with such creativity and comradery, there's little you can do but like 'em!
This movie takes us on their journey, from when they were first crafted, to their meeting the greatest suppervillain the world had ever seen: Scarlet. Yes, they have been around a while; even before the Gru-era villainy! That he had created this banana-like breed of helpers always seemed obvious... but maybe they had this backstory planned all along..?!
Regardless of their dubiously commercial motives in expanding upon the one part of this franchise that most people seem to enjoy: it's an entertaining tale. It's one of mostly the three brave minions portrayed above: Kevin, Stuart and Bob, and their quest for the crown, and glory, and the most villainous boss - even if the rest of them are always nearby. Or on their way.
It's an entertaining, and as always awesomely animated and fast-paced adventure. Life's never dull with the minions around.
rated 4/5: fo shizzle