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Re: Minions Movie

Post by Ben » November 13th, 2014, 7:33 pm

Well, it's basically Penguins Of Madagascar, isn't it. And I'll bet that travel through time doesn't make up even the first half of the movie, not in this day and age. But I'd prefer to see this than a Penguins movie (seen what they have to offer already), though I would personally love a Scrat movie (even though I know what he has to offer too, though I still believe he's the most pure form of character to have been achieved in CG from any studio).

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Re: Minions Movie

Post by Bill1978 » November 14th, 2014, 4:44 am

After viewing the trailer I want to see this movie. After viewing the trailer for the penguins movie I went meh whatever. So the minion trailer is clearly excellent promotion. I initially was sceptical and thought they should just stay in the Despicable Universe and I thought I couldn't tolerate a whole movie with them, but the trailer indicates that I could. I'm adding it to my list of movies I should try and see in the cinema next year

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Re: Minions Movie

Post by Karizma » November 20th, 2014, 12:17 am

An entire movie devoted to the minions slated to hit theaters next year.. Wow! I mean, I super-adore the way they behave - so cheerful, lively, hyperactive, good at everything be it cleaning, sports, loyalty, friendship or anything else... but making an entire movie devoted to them maybe going a bit too far. Not that I would miss it, but it seems a bit too much. Still, let's wait and watch. I somehow feel the penguins in the upcoming Penguins of Madagascar are going to give the minions a run for their money. I guess it's face-off time then, with the supporting characters from Madagascar (penguins) and those from Despicable Me (minions) having their own movies to speak of!

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Re: Minions Movie

Post by Dacey » June 6th, 2015, 3:57 pm

Is it just me, or does the Minions movie somehow look..."different" from the other Despicable Me films from a visual standpoint? Like not in terms of animation or style, but it terms of "they tried to make it look like it was shot on film."

Maybe I'm not making sense, but Disney did something similar with the Rolie Polie Olie movie way back in 2002, animating the whole thing the same way as the show, and then putting it on "movie film" to make it look like a "movie." Unfortunately, when this is done to computer animation, it makes everything look less "smooth, and, in Rolie Polie Olie's case, sickly. It's possible I'm just imagining it for Minions, but I don't think I am.

To show what I mean, here's a clip from Despicable Me 2:



Now compare that to the Minions trailer:



And to show what I mean about Olie, here's the trailer for the Olie movie before it was "put on film":



Now here's Olie (sorry for using this example so much!) with the awful-looking "put on film" transfer:



Am I making any sense here? Or is Dacey reading too much into things? ;)
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Re: Minions Movie

Post by Ben » June 6th, 2015, 6:38 pm

i can't see a discernible difference on my iPad, apart from the alternating looks between interlaced and progressive video. Interlaced is more video-based, blending frames for a possibly more "smooth" look, whereas progressive is a native frame format that deals with each frame individually.

Most TV stuff and even transfers for TV would be interlaced, but I'm surprised you'd see a difference between Despicable and Minions, since they both would have been rendered out progressively, as like any other big studio CG animation (though it's possible the Me 2 clip is an interlaced source).

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Re: Minions Movie

Post by LastActionHero » June 8th, 2015, 10:50 am

I love the minions. And the trailer looks amazing. So I think this movie is going to be a smash hit.
Can't wait to see! :D
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Re: Minions Movie

Post by James » July 23rd, 2015, 12:12 pm

I was sick last week so didn't get a chance to do anything but a quick review for this until now.

http://animatedviews.com/2015/minions-film/

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Re: Minions Movie

Post by Daniel » May 28th, 2019, 1:25 pm

The sequel now has a title, Minions: The Rise of Gru. I like it!

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Re: Minions Movie

Post by droosan » May 28th, 2019, 1:35 pm

Shouldn't we have seen Dr. Nefario Awakens .. then The Last Minion .. and then The Rise of Gru..? :lol:

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Re: Minions Movie

Post by Randall » May 28th, 2019, 6:01 pm

Ho ho!

I do a actually like the sound of this one. Disposable entertainment for sure, but I like these films alright for what they are.

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Re: Minions Movie

Post by EricJ » May 28th, 2019, 7:20 pm

Daniel wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 1:25 pm
The sequel now has a title, Minions: The Rise of Gru. I like it!
Since DM3 tanked, I'm guessing Illuminations is putting its affairs in order and doing the penultimate "Origin prequel" entry, following on the "Before Gru" plot from the first Minions.
The finale movie should be interesting.

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Re: Minions Movie

Post by Dacey » May 29th, 2019, 1:36 am

Yes, Eric, the movie that made $1 billion definitely "tanked."
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Re: Minions Movie

Post by Ben » May 29th, 2019, 5:33 am

DM4 is also already in production...

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Re: Minions Movie

Post by Daniel » May 30th, 2019, 2:26 pm

You know, I'm surprised they haven't made a Christmas special of some sort. Think of the possibilities, not to mention tie-in merch. A few franchises have already received the treatment; Ice Age, Shrek, Madagascar, (twice if you include the penguin special) Trolls, Frozen, Toy Story, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda and the list goes on...

They've teased the minions singing Christmas jingles in clips but nothing full scope... no, I don't count that short moment in the original Minion flick. ;)

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