Minions. The little yellow guys from Despicable Me who have become a sensation for children and adults everywhere. Now you can discover their inside story…

Since the dawn of time, the Minions have tried to find the biggest, baddest, evilest boss they could work for. Finding these bosses is easy; keeping them is hard.

One day, however, three of the Minions decide to leave for America, where they hear that the Villain-Con, a gathering of bad guys from across the globe, is setting up shop in Orlando, Florida. Hitching a ride with the Nelson family, the Minions set out to find Scarlet Overkill – the ‘greatest supervillain of all time’, and try to become her proud minions (for lack of a better word). The ending of the film sets the scene for both the first and second Despicable Me movies.

Although I’ve never watched either of the Despicable Me films, I knew quite a lot about the Minions beforehand, due to seeing them all on kinds of merchandise from backpacks to bed covers, and of course the Internet. As soon as the movie began, I knew it would be a fun-filled laugh-fest which sharply contrasted with the psychological undertones of Inside Out. I could laugh at the sheer incompetency of the Minions in trying to keep up with their bosses, or their habitual verbal tics of “Banana!”

Possibly the funniest part of the film was when the Minions broke into the Tower of London to steal the Crown Jewels for Scarlet, so they can consider her their master. However, along the way, they are halted in their tracks by three guards. The Minions use the secret weapons given to them by Herb, Scarlet’s inventor husband, to hypnotize the guards into dancing and singing, with hilarious results.

If, like me, you haven’t seen both Despicable Me‘s, you should see Minions first. It’ll be a good lead-in to those two films, and when you do see them, you’ll know the back-story behind the Minions themselves.

I’d better get on to seeing Despicable Me 1 and 2 now…