In Volume 2 of Minions and More, the team at Illumination is back and they have cute little short films of all their favorite characters. It’s such a cute little series of shorts that have wonderful animation and some fun moments because of the minions.
This review of the Netflix film Minions & More 2 does not contain spoilers.
To open the series of short films, the minions start off with a simple story. They see an ad on the shopping channel for a blender. In this ad, the hosts are making a banana smoothie, which has the minions foaming at the mouth. So, as any child would, they went out to make some money doing odd jobs around the neighborhood. They start mowing lawns and end up hurting themselves in the process. Whether it’s with a leaf blower, a rake, or simply shutting off the BBQ, they get into some sticky situations. One minion even has it out for the gnome in the backyard. In a series of effortless blunders in this backyard, the minions could do anything for $19.95 so they could get the best banana smoothie that they could get.
In the second short film, we head into The Secret Life of Pets with Super Gidget (Jenny Slate) who acts like a little superhero and tries to save Max from Infestor, who is the master of mind control (technically a flea) who kidnaps him. He wants to control all the dogs in the city and eventually takes control of Max in front of Super Gidget. She comes up with a clever way to save the day and Max ends up seeing how incredible she is. There is a really good twist at the end of the short which makes complete sense afterward.
The segways into new short films are adorable as well. The third short film takes the audience to jail with the minions, as they’re working with some weird equipment. After the cops see that they’re being foolish, they put the minions out on the road, who inadvertently help an inmate escape with their shenanigans.
The next short film heads to the Sing characters and it’s about a mother trying to help her son be a better, more organized person in under a week.
The rest of the short films highlight the minions going on different adventures as they cover all the bases from the stone age, to taking care of babies. It’s such a cute little series of shorts that have wonderful animation and some fun moments because of the minions. Even though they can be a bit annoying sometimes, the jokes do land. Illumination is one of the most underrated animation companies and they do not get the credit they deserve.
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