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Universal's Despicable Me "minions" are getting their own movie

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Looks like the most interesting characters of the DESPICABLE ME films are getting their own spin-off. According to The Wrap, the yellow-colored, goggle wearing creatures known only as "minions" will be getting their own feature to be released a year after DESPICABLE ME 2, which hits theaters in 2013.

So, sometime in 2014, these little talking tic-tacs will be parading around theaters. The script for the film was written by Brian Lynch (THE SIMS movie adaptation) and the spin-off is to be directed by DESPICABLE ME alumni Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. No word on how much the film will tie into the sequel, but I'm sure they have some type of agenda in that department.

DESPICABLE ME wasn't terrible, but it wasn't really great, either. I think the minions were the best thing about the film, but even there they mostly served as a comedic backdrop. Still, all that said, I'd be happy to suffer through a minions movie over something like CHIPMUNKS or SMURFS. It could be a lot worse.

DESPICABLE ME 2, starring Steve Carrell, Al Pacino, Kristin Wiig, Russell Brand, and Steve Coogan, hits theaters July 3, 2012 with the as-yet-untitled minions movie to arrive a year later.

Extra Tidbit: For those without youngsters, would you pay to see a minions movie over a Despicable Me movie?
Source: The Wrap

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12:37PM on 07/25/2012
I'm really not keen on this idea. There's a reason they are called "minions" - because they are in service of Gru. I think they're funnier when they have orders to follow, orders that they often get distracted away from. I don't know how they'll carry a whole movie. This isn't like Puss In Boots where he had lots of charm and personality - a whole army of goofballs isn't fun without their goofball general or king. I think they'd be good for a series of animated shorts, kinda like the Agent
I'm really not keen on this idea. There's a reason they are called "minions" - because they are in service of Gru. I think they're funnier when they have orders to follow, orders that they often get distracted away from. I don't know how they'll carry a whole movie. This isn't like Puss In Boots where he had lots of charm and personality - a whole army of goofballs isn't fun without their goofball general or king. I think they'd be good for a series of animated shorts, kinda like the Agent Coulson shorts, but not for a whole film. It seems pretty blatant that they're trying to cash in on their mass appeal to kids.
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9:27PM on 07/24/2012

So, this film won't have any dialogues, right??

Because, you know, Minions talk in "gibbrish"? Anyway, they were fun, so if it has a good funny story, why not?

P.S. Thank God there's someone else who didn't love Despicable Me as much as everybody else! Don't get me wrong, the movie was fun & entertaining, but its a bit too "cutesy" for my taste. Instead, I much MUCH MORE enjoyed the similiarly themed MEGAMIND. That movie was waay funnier and appropriately grownup for me, specially the voiceworks of Will Ferrell & Brad Pitt just NEILED
Because, you know, Minions talk in "gibbrish"? Anyway, they were fun, so if it has a good funny story, why not?

P.S. Thank God there's someone else who didn't love Despicable Me as much as everybody else! Don't get me wrong, the movie was fun & entertaining, but its a bit too "cutesy" for my taste. Instead, I much MUCH MORE enjoyed the similiarly themed MEGAMIND. That movie was waay funnier and appropriately grownup for me, specially the voiceworks of Will Ferrell & Brad Pitt just NEILED it! I'd rather have MM2, is there any talk of that going on Paul?
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11:12PM on 07/24/2012
I've only heard mere mentions of MM2, but nothing solid. And yeah, Despicable Me isn't terrible or anything, but it's pretty "meh" in my opinion. MM definitely rates above it.
I've only heard mere mentions of MM2, but nothing solid. And yeah, Despicable Me isn't terrible or anything, but it's pretty "meh" in my opinion. MM definitely rates above it.
11:48PM on 07/24/2012
Thanks Man!
Thanks Man!
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