Saturday, July 11, 2015

Minions? Really....

Today I and one of my Daycare moms took her 7 1/2 year old son to the Minion Mania family event at Aksarban Theater. I love this theater. Between FREE wifi, a healthy concession stand (relish cups, fruit cups, yogurt, etc...), and just the friendliness of the place. I heard that they were doing a Minion party and got the tickets.

At $18.50 each I wasn't really sure what to expect. For Lord of the Rings I would of paid for it without a thought - but a kids' movie? Minion Mania was set up to be truly MOM friendly - breakfast via The Pancake Man was there, they had several crafts, a playdo station set up with playdo mats, a balloon lady making Minion accessories like swords, goggles, and flower bracelets (I'm not sure what that had to do with Minions). They had a Minion Photo Shoot where kids or families could pose with their favorite Minion - Stewart, Kevin or Bob.

"Stewart is my Best Friend!" ~ a 4 year old movie goer.

About the movie:
I hate to say it. I really wasn't that impressed with the movie. I am a "newish" fan of the Despicable Me series. Connor & his mom Melissa got me hooked when they gave me a copy of the movie to keep at daycare. This movie opens with the history of the Minions starting with them forming in the ocean and eventually walking out of the ocean and following one of the "tadpoles" as it crawled up on land. The Minions goal in life was to find the worst BOSS (talk about bad guys - Dinosaurs, Cave Men, Napolean, etc...) and their curse was that they always killed him off accidentally. Roll forward several million years to present day 1968 and you get to find out how they meet Gru. It's a long movie, kind of dumb & slow with several really big belly laughs at the beginning & the end. (Yeah, I know the Despicable Me movies are dumb - but this was really an ODD movie!) Personally I would suggest waiting till this movie hits the dollar theater or waiting till it hits the $5 bin at Walmart. It's not one you really need to see on the Big Screen at least once - your regular home TV screen will be just fine.

Some parts are funny.
Lots of adult humor - no you won't fall asleep because you'll keep thinking SOMETHING is going to happen soon.
Lots of cute little minions to laugh at.
No stupid middle school potty mouth humor

Slow moving
Story is very long
Very odd movie that jumps around a bit (storywise)
Kids in theater started getting bored about 3/4 of the way through. Babies/toddlers cried throughout.

This is NOT a movie that I will be showing my daycare kiddos. 

Learn more about the movie & find some cute crafts, etc on the Minion website.

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this review in any way. 


  1. We went to see this over the weekend. I didn't find it too captivating. My kids liked it though...

  2. Thank heavens! Someone else thought the saMe!

  3. Thank heavens! Someone else thought the saMe!


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