Despicable Me, Minions

Trailer Time: Minions Trailer #2 (2015) *Despicable Me Spin-Off*

I love the Minions.  They’re utterly ridiculous and completely hysterical.  In Despicable Me 2, the Minions really stole the show and so it’s no surprise that we’re getting an ALL MINIONS film!  I can’t wait for this, but I hope they don’t try to rationalize them by giving them a detailed origin.  They’re Minions and they do crazy things and seem to have hair-trigger death wishes for each other.  Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm and Miranda Cosgrove lead the voice cast that will not me speaking Minionese (in which I am fluent).  Minions rampage into theaters on July 10, 2015.

Despicable me, minions
Arriving on the big screen July 10, 2015, this Despicable Me spinoff 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.


7 thoughts on “Trailer Time: Minions Trailer #2 (2015) *Despicable Me Spin-Off*”

  1. Secondary characters breaking out. I love it! This has been going on for a long, long time. Are you familiar with the 16th century Chinese epic Journey to West? A firmly secondary character, Monkey, become so popular that he overshadowed the actual heroes in the public consciousness. Also, The Hunchback of Notre Dame was originally just called “Notre Dame Cathedral,” but people loved Quasimodo so much that the novel was retitled, after Hugo’s death I believe. This phenomenon shows that authors/creators don’t always realize the core appeal of their own work, until they get feedback.

    What’s more lovable that the Minions? I am looking forward to this one, and I share your hope that the filmmakers don’t overthink it.


    1. Peter, are you English? More to the point, are you English and of a certain age that you’d remember a show called Monkey from the 1970’s that had every boy in every playground screaming “Monkeeeeeeeeeeeeeey!” and swinging boom handles around while the other kids argued over who was going to be Pigsy? (Or who should be the unlucky one to be Sandy…)

      …are am I barking up completely the wrong tree (again)?


      1. I had no idea that show existed until you told me about it and I looked it up just now. I’m just into mythology and folklore. Ancient stories amount to the entire human race dreaming in tandem while wide awake… the problem began when we started putting the stories down on paper. Then copyright law was invented and all was lost.

        (And if at least one person was confused about how a reference to Journey to the West ended up on the comments section of a blog post about the Minions movie, it somehow makes the entire day worthwhile.)

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