Tickets purchased, I waited in the lobby for the girls. Amelia and Ruby entered clutching five dollar bills for the snack bar. Popcorn, drinks and candy treats were assembled in a basket. Taking our seats; we watched the trailers for upcoming movies and then the feature, “Minions” began.
This was to be an afternoon for me to spend time with two of my granddaughters. Now this movie is definitely geared to children with all the spin off merchandise but being one of the oldest people in the theatre I saw it through different eyes. Yellow, noisy, mumbling characters set off on a journey to find a master to serve. After several adventures they find themselves in London, England fighting the evil “Scarlett Overkill” voiced by Sandra Bullock.
The “Roadrunner” cartoon has often been condemned as being too violent so I was surprised at the level of violence in this animated movie. Explosions, runaway wagons and lava guns appeared throughout.
I laughed out loud at a reference to the “Beatles, Abbey Road Album” and wondered if I was the only person in the theatre to recognize the music and caricatures walking across the road.
Children, laughed and squirmed; babies cried, as the one and half hour movie continued. A few times I asked myself “Is it over yet?” The girls had finished their popcorn and drinks; snuggled into their seats, totally engrossed in the film I knew that they were having a great time.
The two best things about the movie was spending time with my granddaughters and hearing Amelia say, “I loved it”. ‘Nuff said.