7:00 PM, 25th July, 2015
WARNING: CUTENESS OVERLOAD!
The minions from Despicable Me now have their own movie! These adorable yellow creatures have been in existence since the dawn of time and their sole purpose in life is to serve the most evil of masters. Finding a master was easy, keeping the master… that’s where it got tricky.
Without a master they became aimless and depressed, until Kevin stepped forward – he was going to be the one to find his tribe the biggest, baddest villain to serve. He went on this journey with Stuart, who dreams of being a rockstar, and cute enthusiastic little Bob (and Tim, his teddy).
They headed to Villain-Con, the biggest gathering of villains anywhere. With their personalised name cards, they went around looking for a new big boss until they meet Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first female supervillain. She promised that all their dreams would come true (read: BA-NA-NA!) if they stole the Queen’s crown for her.
Storyline aside, I had so much fun deciphering the minions’ language which includes many food items such as papaya, tikka masala and yakitori, some Spanish and even Malay!
Featuring famous characters such as T-Rex, Dracula, Napoleon Bonaparte and Queen Elizabeth, this movie is a must-see. If you have kids you would have seen this already, probably only the 7th time you’re being dragged to watch Minions (and you secretly enjoy it). Otherwise, sit back, relax, and enjoy 91 minutes of awesome banananess.
P.S. Do stay back till the end of the credits to see more minions, because it’s never enough!
Xin Yi Tan
8:41 PM, 25th July, 2015
You know that fear you get when you go and see the sequel of a movie you enjoyed? That fear and innate knowledge that the sequel just won’t live up to the original? I had that when I went to see Pitch Perfect 2. Sequels are never better than the original and are rarely just as good. Pitch Perfect 2 not only beat my highest expectations, it went to their funeral and sang a harmonious and upbeat song as my highest expectations were being lowered into the ground.
A few years after they became the first all-female a capella group to win a national title, the Barden Bellas find themselves facing expulsion from competitive a cappella all together after a botched performance. With some new members, the Bellas are disheartened, but not deterred. Finding a loophole, they strike a deal to regain their status to perform. If they can win an international a cappella competition, their ban will be lifted. But there’s a catch: no American team has ever won an international a capella competition before!
With that premise, you are set up for two hours of laughter as you watch the Bellas navigate graduation, internships, romance, and deal with the teams they’ll be singing against in the world championships.