When it comes to animated movies, the success of the movie is usually based on the strength of the supporting cast and recently we’ve had two great examples of this in the Madagascar and Despicable Me franchises. Both movies have had characters who have gone on to become break out successes in the shape of the “Penguins” and the “Minions”. And now it appears that Kevin,Stuart and Bob are following in the footsteps of Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private by bringing their antics to the big screen with the release of the Minions movie.
When I first heard that the movie was coming to all good and evil cinemas I imagined that we would get your stereo-typical rags to super villain side kick story but low and behold it looks like we might actually get something a little different.
Before the release of this trailer we did get a quick look at the evolution of the minion culture and how they have been around a very long time serving some of history’s biggest bad guys with a less than stellar ratio of success. And with the release of the Minions trailer we have finally found out a bit more about the plot of the movie.
“Minions are small, yellow creatures who have existed since the beginning of time, evolving from single-celled organisms into beings who have only one purpose: to serve history’s most despicable masters. After accidentally destroying all their masters, including a T. Rex, Genghis Khan, Napoleon, and Dracula they decide to isolate themselves from the world and start a new life in Antarctica. By 1968, the lack of a master drives them into depression, so Kevin,Stuart and kid Bob come up with a plan to find a new one. Leaving their fellow minions the trio attend a villain convention, where they compete for the right to be henchmen for Scarlet Overkill, a stylish and ambitious villain determined to dominate the world and become the first female super-villain.”