Directors: Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud
Original Release: 2010
Choice: The Purple Penguin's
My Overall Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Then there's the minions. To be honest, I expected there to be a lot more of the minions in light of their prominence in the franchise's promotional materials. The minions are Gru's tiny, yellow, underground lackeys - Oompa-Loompas, essentially. They are adorable and hilarious. The movie was definitely at its best when they were around, though I suppose it's possible any more from them would have been too much.
For me, the movie is just okay - funny at times, sweet at times, simple, harmless fun. The story's predictable. The computer animation is stellar, per industry standard. The Penguin clearly loves it and wants to share the sequel with us next. I'm hoping for more minions.