Everyone has heard about the small, yellow bodies called minions. People love them, kids and adults alike. Of course, they now have their own movie, and if you haven’t seen it yet, here are 17 reasons to help motivate you to do so.
1.) It is a great movie, for people of all ages.
It’s a no brainier that kids will want to see this movie, but if you feel you’re too “old” for it, please reconsider. There were people of all ages in the movie theatre, from three to ninety-three. And they were enjoying themselves quite a bit. So you have no excuse.
2.) It is thoroughly entertaining.
All who have watched or caught glimpses of Minions before know all about their antics, and let’s be honest, they are more than entertaining to watch. They have enough playful immaturity that everyone can enjoy. Well, maybe not everyone. *Ahem* Silas Ramsbottom. *cough* Hehe. Bottom.
3.) It is pretty hilarious.
On the previous note, the Minions’ hilarious antics and funny attitude make it hard not to chuckle. They’re like the Three Stooges, except tiny and yellow…and there are tons of them.
4.) The animation and characters are stellar.
Minions was made (obviously) by the same animators of Despicable Me. So of course the animation is great. All the human characters are the same unique and comically disproportionate humans we expect from Illumination Entertainment.
5.) Bob is the cutest little thing EVER.
While I’m unaware if the Minions have ages, Bob has got to be the cutest little guy out of them all. From his heterochromia (meaning he has two different colored irises), to his love of animals, to his teddy bear Tim, this little Minion will have you saying “Aw” the moment you hear his adorable little voice.
6.) The plot is captivating.
There are so many twists and turns in this movie, you’ll be sure to stay thoroughly entertained for the hour and a half that the movie runs.
7.) It is a fun date idea.
I say this because I saw plenty of couples (young and old) going to this movie. It’s a fun date night film and plus, you can get plenty of Minions merchandise for each other if you like the movie. Which you will.
8.) You will develop an appreciation for other languages–several, in fact.
Minions don’t actually speak a specific “language” that we humans can thoroughly understand, but their jumbled language “minionese” is a menagerie of several languages: Spanish (which is what I mostly picked up while watching it), French, Korean, Italian, and some bits of Russian here and there. Though, the few English phrases they do say are more than understandable to anyone. For example, the famous “BANANA!”
9.) You discover POOCHY!
Yes, Poochy. That adorable little squat Bob’s pet rat’s name, which is ADORABLE. Like him.
P.S.- Stay after the credits roll to see quite the awesome musical performance by all the characters in the movie. But you didn’t hear that from me.
10.) The music was killer.
From the all too familiar “Happy Together” by The Turtles, to the mellow tunes of “Mellow Yellow” by Donovan, you get your fill of some classic songs that the whole family will love. Despicable Me helped us discover “Happy”, so why not see what songs Minions has in store?
11.) The voice acting was on point.
From the wonderful, devious voice of Scarlet Overkill (voiced by Sandra Bullock), to the chill, laid back Herb Overkill (voiced by Jon Hamm), all the voice actors were well picked and did their job excellently. Let’s not forget the voice of the minions themselves of course, Pierre Collins. That guy has some major skill.
12.) The Queen of England is a boss.
The Queen of England makes a rather awesome cameo appearance in the movie, which is really cool because she just makes being the Queen of England look even better. I mean, who doesn’t want to see Queen Elizabeth arm wrestle a buff guy without breaking a sweat?
13.) Overalls are making a comeback.
We all know of the minion’s fashion sense: the blue denim overalls. Such a simple ensemble, right? But did you notice the increase in wearing fashion overalls as well? Coincidence? I THINK NOT.
14.) You get a glimpse into even more cool weapons that are top villain grade.
Sure, Superman has laser eyes and Spider-Man has webs, but they fail in comparison to the lava lamp gun and mechanical arms that the minions have.
15.) You learn to let out your child side.
We all need to get in touch with our kid side again. This movie is a sure way to get back into your inner five year old. Because we all have one somewhere in those grown-up bodies of ours.
16.) We love the minions anyway.
So that should be reasons enough. And if you don’t love minions (or you’re partial to them), it wouldn’t hurt to check out the movie. Besides, with a running time of 1 hour and 31 minutes, it’s a great and quick time killer if you’ve got nothing better to see.
17.) Did I mention that Bob is the cutest thing ever?
Other than that, this poster should be more than enough motivation to go watch Minions.