This July, Go Back To Where It All Began… #Minions @Minions #Ad



    This past week, my family and I had the opportunity to attend the advanced screening of the Minions movie here in New York City.  We were all very excited because we have always loved these funny characters and were curious to see what a movie dedicated entirely to their story would be like.


    Many of the coming attractions promised that it would be a hilarious and entertaining film and it certainly did not disappoint.  All of us were laughing from the beginning to the end of the movie and it really did give us a broader perspective into who the Minions actually are and where they originate from.


    The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions commences at the dawn of time.  Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, the Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable and ill-reputed 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.

Thankfully, 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.


    Aside from the funny antics of the Minions, I really enjoyed all of the historical and geographical references which prompted questions from my boys that catapulted us into interesting conversations about history.  We really enjoyed learning more about the Minions and getting to know them individually.  It was a fun movie that our entire family really enjoyed!


    Minions movie is rated PG and will be in theaters July 10th, 2015.  Make sure you connect with Minions on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about the movie’s characters.  I can’t wait to see how much you all love the film once you see it, your family is sure to love it as much as mine did!

Let’s Discuss:  What is your favorite thing about the Minions that makes you want to see the movie on July 10th?

Disclosure: I was invited to this event by Universal Pictures as a member of the media. There was no other compensation for writing this post besides attending the screening and all opinions expressed are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. I went to the Minions attraction at Universal this past spring, and that’s the first time I was exposed to those silly things! Now I do need to see the movie!

  2. I don’t know a thing about the Minions other than what I have seen in posts on the internet. I think I might enjoy the historical timeline as you described it and of course I love laughing!

  3. Jennifer Williams says

    My youngest normally hates theaters because they are so loud but he desperately wants to see this movie. I am thinking we might have to find a way – who does not love Minions!

  4. We saw the previews and the posters when we were at the movies on Saturday. My son really wants to see this one soon!

  5. I cannot wait to take my girls to see this movie! They could not take their eyes off of the previews.

  6. I LOVE the minions. Probably more than my kids do. I cannot wait to see it. I’m not sure when we will be getting there, but I cannot wait!

  7. I cannot wait to see this – I totally admit I am an adult and I love the Minions! x

  8. I saw the trailer for this when I went to Jurassic World. Definitely looks different than the last one.

  9. Can’t wait to see this! I loved the Despicable Me movies!

  10. I love the minions and I am probably well past the age where one should admit that. I might have to take a few of my nieces and nephews to this movie so as not to be too embarrassed about going by myself, LOL.

  11. We haven’t seen any of the other movies but my daughter thinks the minions are very cute

  12. Anxiously awaiting this one also. We just went out to hunt down the Minion tic-tacs that everyone is searching for!

  13. Those Minions crack me up! I cannot stop laughing when they are onscreen. They are so cute and funny. You’re so lucky you got to see it already. Sure looks like you had a great time. My boys are already talking about Minion costumes for Halloween.

  14. I saw the trailer to this a few weeks ago at the movies. Looks a bit different than the last one!

  15. My kids like the Minions. They really want to see this soon.

  16. We love the preview. The kids and I are looking forward to seeing it, hopefully this weekend.

  17. My children really want to see this movie. They are obsessed with the Minions. They can not wait for July 10th to come around so they can see it .

  18. My grand kids love these guys! i know they will go see this movie.

  19. Lol. I think everyone wants to see this movie. The minions are just great. One of my all time favorite characters.

  20. My kids are so excited to go and see the Minions movie. I like how happy the Minions always are. How lucky your family was to go to an advanced screening.

  21. We all want to see this movie. It looks adorable!

  22. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I have always thought the minions were super cute and fun! I can’t wait to see this!

  23. My kids are going to love this movie. We have plans to see it with friends.

  24. This looks quite funny. I am sure I will be very god

  25. Minions are our most favorite one. I already watched the trailer before & it was so interesting and awesome. Eagerly waiting to watch the movie with my family. You arr lucky to have watched this already and I am sure you had a great time!

  26. I can’t wait to see this movie! It’s about time they got their own movie lol

  27. My nephew would get a kick out of this movie.
    Glad you all liked it.

  28. I love their little language, it’s so fun and cute.

  29. I LOVE the minions in general but was a little disappointed by the movie. It was okay, but I definitely liked Despicable Me and DM2 better. Awesome opportunity to see it in NYC though! Fun trip.


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