The Minions (2015) imho: Strong Parental Guidance (PG)
It took me a while before watching this film. If I didn't get an sms from my dear friend, Vecca(hopefully she did not feel slighted when I didn't know it was her who texted me---since I have a new phone, I lost my contacts), I wouldn't push myself(and my mom) to watch this last night(dad's evening meeting ended a little past nine in the evening so we watched the 6:50PM showing).
I received mixed reviews. My brother, my sister-in-law and my nephew loved it. A lot of people were ecstatic, but there were some who called it a hype too.
What do I think of it?
It's very, very enjoyable, but I think it's not for kids. It was rated as PG, but I think it should have been SPG(Strict Parental Guidance). There were lot of disturbing scenes. Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 had violence, of course, because Gru was despicable, right? Still, it was balanced and not so scary. There were many endearing scenes too.
Anyways, mom and I were laughing all the way. The minions were natural polyglots. They understood everyone, but everyone didn't understand them. They mixed Bahasa, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, French and a whole lot more, to form the Minionese. ;-) Minionese is so spectacular. I want to learn it too. Hahaha!
- Pierre Coffin as Kevin, Stuart, Bob and the Minions
- Sandra Bullock as Scarlet Overkill, an ambitious supervillain
- Jon Hamm as Herb Overkill, an inventor and Scarlet's husband
- Michael Keaton as Walter Nelson
- Allison Janney as Madge Nelson
- Steve Coogan as Professor Flux and a tower guard
- Geoffrey Rush as the Narrator
- Jennifer Saunders as Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
- Hiroyuki Sanada as Dumo the Sumo, a sumo wrestler
- Steve Carell as young Gru, a future supervillain and the Minions' master in the Despicable Me films
- Katy Mixon as Tina Nelson