Despicable Me

'Despicable Me 3' review: Minions in prison a questionable marketing choice

'Despicable Me 3' review: Minions in prison a questionable marketing choice

Back in 2010, Illumination Entertainment released the Minions into the world via the first "Despicable Me" film. They were the supporting characters to reformed super-villain Gru (Steve Carell). But it was the impudent little yellow creatures — their featureless bodies shaped like rubbery tater tots, chattering gibberish language somewhere between Italian and alien, with bawdy senses of humor — who invaded our minds, hearts, homes and memes, and became a cultural phenomenon. Things were never the same again. Yellow took on a new meaning.

Though the Minions now have their own film (of the same name), they still pull back-up duty in the "Despicable Me" franchise,...

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