The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Minions 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. Featuring a soundtrack of hit music from the..
It's going to be a blast. Uh oh. Meet Stuart, Kevin & Bob Go back to where it all began. Before Gru, they had a history of bad bosses
Miscellaneous The ticket prices at the Tower of London were shown in decimal currency (and were too expensive for the time). The film is set in 1968, but the UK didn't adopt a decimal currency until 1971.
Miscellaneous When the minions are walking through the sewer in London, one minion goes up the manhole of Abbey Road and gets trodden on by The Beatles. This was a tribute to their Abbey Road album which started in 1969 and the movie takes place in 1968. So this doesn't fit with the time setting of the movie.
Factual Mistake When Kevin puts out the fuse leading to the TNT with water, he replaces a red American style Fire Hydrant onto a street in London. These style Fire Hydrants are not found in the U.K.
Factual Mistake The "Queen of England" urges one of the minions not to get "mad". An older English person would never use the term "mad" in that context; she would say "angry" or "cross".
Director Pierre Coffin voices all 899 minions in this film.
The first teaser of this film is seen towards the ending credits of Despicable Me 2 (2013), where three minions are auditioning for this film. Although the audition features the same three minions, they have changed slightly since their first appearance. Bob's eye colour is more obvious in this film compared to the teaser, for instance.
The minions are heard saying thank you in different languages. For example, "terima kasih" is thank you in Bahasa Indonesian and "gracias" is thank you in Spanish, while "terima kasih" is the same phrase in Malay.
The film takes time in 1968 and 42 years B.G (Before Gru). If you add 42 years on 1968, it will be 2010, the year Gru and the Minions made their debut in Despicable Me (2010).
Bob has "Heterochromia iridum." His eyes are two different colors.
When Stuart is presented with the guitar at the end of the film, he plays the guitar solo of Van Halen's "Eruption". Given the movie was set in 1968 while Eruption was released in 1978, which means that Stuart played this nearly 10 years before Eddie Van Halen.
These three minions were designed to resemble Gru's daughters Margo, Agnes and Edith.
First movie in which Sandra Bullock portrays the villain.
In the first trailer, a minion picks a banana from under a rock. He then says: "C'est Banana, Miam Miam!". In French that translates into: "It's a Banana, Yummy!"
Minions is set in 1968. When the minions were trying to get into the Tower of London the entrance fees were displayed in decimal currency but England did not adopt a decimal currency till 1971. IN 1968 the currency was pounds, shillings and pence.
Kevin, Stuart and Bob visit 'Villain Con' which shares a lot in common with Comic Con. Indeed Scarlet Overkill's bombastic presentation takes place in 'Hall H', commonly used for some of Comic Con's biggest events.
Sandra Bullock wore minion inspired shoes to the premiere.
The British Royal Crown seen being worn by Bob during his 'coronation' scene can briefly be seen in Despicable Me when the Minions are all offering up treasures to help fund Gru's attempt to steal the moon.
When arriving in New York, a billboard is shown for Richard Nixon's 1968 Presidential Campaign with the slogan "Finally a name you can trust".
The Kevin in this film is a different Kevin to whom Gru acknowledges in the first "Despicable Me" film
The TV shows watched in the department store during their overnight stay were: The Saint, Bewitched & The Dating Game.
This film shows how the minions come cross their iconic dungarees, however they don't sport Grubs logo as they don't work for Gru at the time.
During the wolf / bedtime story scene, the background music is Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf.
During the Super Villian Expo, Dr Nefario can be seen showing off his latest invention - the freeze ray gun - to a young Gru and his mother.
A young Gru appears at the end of the film. The Minions follow him and have a few "escapades" with him during the end credits.
There is a short musical scene after the credits where all the film's characters are shown until they are chased off by the T-Rex from the beginning of the movie.
There are references to Mozart's opera The Magic Flute scattered in the Minions' gibberish, in scenes associated with fire hydrants. Stuart calls the fire hydrant he falls for "Papagena" and later the tune Kevin whistles when he releases the spray from underneath a fire hydrant resembles the first line of "Der Vogelfanger bin ich Ja" from the same opera.
The first teaser of this film is seen towards the ending credits of Despicable Me 2 (2013), where three minions are auditioning for this film.
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