Minions - Stuart, Kevin and Bob
Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob ©2014 Illumination
Minions - Poster
Minions – Poster ©2014 Illumination

This trailer for Minions was released this month. It is a prequel to the Despicable Me films where these creatures where more incidental.

The 3D-Computer-Graphics comedy-adventure is the story is of Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob looking for an evil boss to serve. It features voices of stars, Sandra Bullock as super-villain Scarlett with Jon Hamm as Herb Overkill. But your have to wait to see their characters as they don’t feature in this early trailer.

It looks like a lot of fun.

Minions – Official Information

[quote_box_center]The story of Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T-Rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.

But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…from annihilation.

Featuring a soundtrack of hit music from the ’60s that still permeates our culture today, Minions is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. Brian Lynch has written the screenplay for the 3D-CG comedy adventure, and Chris Renaud serves as executive producer of the film.

Directed by: Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda. Writer: Brian Lynch. Produced by: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy. Executive Producer: Chris Renaud. From Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment.


Minions – Theatrical release dates

New Zealand: June 25, 2015
UK: June 26, 2015
US and Canada: July 10, 2015

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online