Minions takes us back to the origins of time. No, seriously. The opening credits are over a hilarious sequence in which we see the minions evolving from a strand of DNA into what we now know them as. For thousands of years they've tried to find a suitable master, but none of them seem to stay. Mainly because they're accidentally murdered by the minions. Yeah, things can get surprisingly dark. We then cut ahead to 1968. The minions get recruited by Scarlett Overkill (Sandra Bullock), whose evil plans involve taking the crown jewels and becoming the queen of England. However, she can't do it alone, and so the minions are sent in to do her dirty work for her, and it can get hysterical.
Taking the centre stage this time around is Kevin, Stuart and Bob. They're three adorable minions who steal your hight from the moment we meet them, unless of course they'd already stolen your heart, which does seem likely. They're loveable, adorable and at times are reminiscent of small, yellow babies, and I loved that. They each get their time to shine, Kevin having a stand out scene near the very end of the film, but it's Bob who is constantly stealing the show, bringing with him the most adorable of moments.
I've enjoyed this franchise for what it is, despite running into a bit of trouble with the second film, although most seem to disagree. If we could end the franchise here then that would be great. Despicable Me 2 had a happy ending and then Minions had a happy beginning. Sort of. So why keep going? Why not quit while you're ahead? The Despicable Me franchise is one I see myself coming back to in many years time, and it would delight me on no end if this was to be the final film. I've had my fair share of minions, and it's been fun, but I want out before it's too late and this franchise looses its steam, which is very clearly about to happen.