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Minions Blu-ray Review

December 08, 2015

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Minions Blu-ray Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 08, 2015
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

What happens to the Minions when theyre left without a leader? Take home the Minions Blu-Ray and youll find out! Check out the Kidzworld Minions Blu-ray Review.

Since the dawn of time, Minions have served (and accidentally eliminated) history’s most despicable villains. After their latest explosive mistake leaves them without an evil leader, the Minions fall into a deep depression. With the tribe on the brink of collapse, three unlikely heroes--Kevin, Stuart, and Bob—embark on a journey to find a new big boss. When their quest leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill, our three heroes must face their biggest challenge yet: saving all of Minionkind...from annihilation!

Bob, Kevin and Stuart need a ride to Villain-ConBob, Kevin and Stuart need a ride to Villain-ConCourtesy of Universal Pictures

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • THREE ALL NEW ORIGINAL MINI-MOVIES:
  • DELETED SCENE – ME, MYSELF AND STUART
  • AROUND THE WORLD INTERACTIVE MAP - Explore the world of the Minions with this interactive map featuring a collection of games, trivia, featurettes, storyboards, and more all themed to movie locations.
  • BEHIND THE GOGGLES – THE ILLUMINATION STORY OF THE MINIONS – Get a “behind the googles” look at the history and evolution of everyone’s favorite yellow henchmen.
  • WRITER - See how the Minions evolve throughout the different time periods. Writer, Brian Lynch discusses creating distinctive personalities for the three main Minions, his VillainCon idea, and the Minion family.
  • BOSS’ OFFICE – Illumination Entertainment CEO and founder and Minions producer, Chris Meledandri discusses the origins of Illumination Entertainment and the genesis of both Despicable Me and the Minions.
  • ART DEPARTMENT - See how the Minions came to life, from the original art concept of the henchmen to the final creation of the Minions and how to differentiate them between new time periods. Also, see how the idea of Herb and Scarlett Overkill’s characters came to be.

The world's first ever female super-villain, Scarlet Overkill dances with husband Herb The world's first ever female super-villain, Scarlet Overkill dances with husband Herb Courtesy of Universal Pictures
  • GALLERY – CONCEPT ART (stills)
  • GALLERY – COLOR SCRIPT (stills)
  • COMPOSER - Listen to how composer Heitor Pereira creates the sound of the Minions and what it takes to create big music for small characters.
  • ACTORS STUDIO - Listen to the actors’ experiences being part of the Minions movie, who their favorite Minions are, and why they love them so much
  • NOTICE BOARD (stills)
  • SAFETY VIDEO
  • ILLUMINATION MACGUFF ANIMATION
    • ANIMATION - Go behind the scenes and hear about the challenges and excitement behind the Minion characters and bringing them alive through animation in the movie
    • LIGHTING, LAYOUT AND EFFECTS - A look at the ways in which layout and lighting plays a big role in the emotion and motivation in the movie. Also see the ways in which they try to keep the 60’s vintage look and the challenges they face with very technical shots, where one shot can take weeks.
    • 3D MODELS GALLERY (stills)
    • DIRECTORS - Directors Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda discuss the unique challenges of creating distinctive personalities for the Minions  
    • PRODUCERS - Producers Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy and Executive Producer Chris Renaud discuss the three main characters – Kevin, Stuart, and Bob – little family in the movie and the goal of creating a special bond between them and the audience when they leave the theater.
    • EDITORIAL - Editor Claire Dodgson discusses the distinctive editing style of the Despicable Me franchise and the three-year process it takes to make these movies from the original storyboards to cutting scenes with Minion dialogue.
    • STORYBOARD ARTIST - Learn how the actions of the words of the script turn into visual drawings and how much work is put in from the rough sketches to the final cut of the movie.
    • GALLERY – STUART HOT TUB STORYBOARD (stills)
  • JINGLE BELLS MINION STYLE - This holiday favorite is brought to life in a merry-Minion way. Now you get to sing along to the beloved video that was the most shared piece of content on Facebook in 2014.   
  • THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS THEATRICAL TRAILER

Minions Trailer

 

The Bottom Line

There's basically nothing more adorable than Minions, they're the little evildoers we hate to love! While Minions doesn't reach the heights (or depths) of Despicable Me, it's hard not to love a story about these tiny yellow weirdos who just can't get it right. 

Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving (and accidentally destroying) the most despicable of masters these masters—from T. Rex to Napoleon. This movie catches up with the Minions when they find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. Who knew that Minions could suffer angst and identity crisis!

Courtesy of Universal Pictures

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. Their thrilling action-packed journey ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first-ever female super-villain. Travelling from Antarctica to the hip sixties scene in the big city, the laughs are non-stop on their adventure.

The Minions Blu-ray has loads of fun extras that'll be great for killing time with family this holiday season, and on Blu-Ray the Minions themselves look fluffier and more adorable than ever. Add it to your Christmas wish list, because Minions is perfect brain candy and eye candy for your holiday break.

Bob, Kevin and Stuart paddle their way to ManhattanBob, Kevin and Stuart paddle their way to ManhattanCourtesy of Universal Pictures

Minions Blu-ray Rating:5

Minions Blu-ray CoverMinions Blu-ray CoverCourtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Minions is now available on Blu-ray + DVD!

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