The Minions took the world by storm following the release of the original Despicable Me in 2010, and the adorably anarchic sidekicks got their own spin-off blockbuster in 2015. This year, the Minions are taking centre-stage once more in Minions 2: The Rise of Gru, coming to Cineworld cinemas on the 10th of July. The sequel shows us how the Minions got to know and work with super-villain Gru while he was still a child.
While going undercover in a bakery, the Minions head into the back while Gru deals with secret agent Lucy. Dave the Minion, heads back out after a minute to show off his deftly made Minion cupcake. Lucy kicks it out of the poor chap’s hand, goes full ninja and threatens to beat him up, too.
The Minion firefighters perfectly encapsulate what everyone loves about these yellow ‘helpers’. Gru wants to take his relationship with Lucy to the next level, trialling a phone call between the pair with one of his trusted Minions. The situation is too stressful for Gru, who takes his frustration out on the telephone by melting it with a flamethrower.
Tortured by Blerb
Being led to a torture chamber filled with evil-looking contraptions designed only for your pain and suffering would be a nightmare for pretty much anyone. Not so for the Minions, apparently. In this scene, the Minions discover that there’s nothing quite so fun as being tortured.
Minions can’t keep a boss
There’s nothing the Minions enjoy more than a nefarious boss. The trouble is, finding one proved to be tricky for the yellow fellas. During the opening montage of the Minions movie, we travel through time with the hapless creatures, discovering in the process that they can’t retain any of the bosses they find, often killing them in unlucky, inventive and hilarious ways.