Recovering from company and still dealing with street reconstruction, we decided to take today easy. So after a little catching up with work around the house, my wife and I took the kids to see Minions. My kids and I have seen Despicable Me 1 & 2, although my son says he doesn’t remember the first one, and thought they were pretty good movies. So we were pretty excited to see Minions.

When movie studios take popular characters from a subplot in a movie and give them their own feature, it’s usually never as good as the original movie. Minions was pretty much on par. I’m not saying it wasn’t an okay movie, it just wasn’t as good as either Despicable Me 1 or 2.

What I was really disappointed with was the previews. The Jem preview made no sense. They start out talking about a girls dad and his inventions, then they go into the girl and her friends becoming over night sensations and signing a record contract. The robot her dad made seems totally superfluous. Oooh, it shows holograms.

I couldn’t even watch the Underdogs trailer because it was so boring. Even If I was a huge soccer fan I don’t think it would have mattered. The only movie I might sit with my kids and watch if I was forced to was Hotel Transylvania 2.

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