Laughs come thick and fast in Minions. The rascally yellow sidekicks from Despicable Me live up to expectations as they take centre-stage in this prequel.
If the plot is anything to go by, Gru won't be around much longer, as it seems they can't keep a master very long. We see the Minions start out as single-celled creatures that evolve to serve the most evil people in history.
After killing off yet another master, the Minions retreat to a cave where they sink into depression. But luckily, one of them has a plan.
Kevin, voiced by director Pierre Coffin, decides to go in search of the most evil master of all. He's joined by Stuart and Bob, who are also voiced by Coffin.
Where does one find an evil genius? At an evil genius convention, of course! There, they meet Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock) who has her eye on the British throne. But she's happy to start with just the crown jewels.
The Minions gleefully set off on the mission and end up ruling the nation. The Queen is not amused! This energetic romp of one-liners and slapstick is set in the 1960s, so unless you're into vintage hippie culture you might not get all the references.
But really that doesn't matter; there is more than enough laughter to go around.