Red Pill Movie Review — Minions


The first thing that I noticed as I watched this movie was that the Minions throughout history have actively sought to work for the bad guys.  This includes nasty dinosaurs, ancient nasty Moehau Mans, Dracula, and Napoleon.  One wonders how sympathetic they could be as characters.  Of course, they act in a cute slapstick fashion with snappy banter; so yes, they are sympathetic.

After being exiled by Napoleon’s Army, they hide out in the Arctic for a few hundred years.  They are withering away because they have no evil master to serve.  In an attempt to find a new evil master, three of them leave.  They end up in England working for the evil super-villain Scarlett Overkill.  When we first see her in action, she is fending off hordes of muscular men who are trying to take a jewel form her.  She is depicted as thin as a rail; furthermore she has no superpowers; but still she can do this.  She makes a speech about how women can be super-villains also, and goes out to try to prove it.  She is married, believe it or not.  But it is to an ambiguous guy.   He is however, the real source of her power, as he has created a wide array of gadgets useful to super-villains.

She is obsessed with obtaining Queen Elizabeth’s Crown.   She had a tough childhood (see the previous two posts), and wants to show all of her childhood acquaintances her new self.  Her goal is to take the crown, become queen and most importantly, be adored by all.  In other words, she want to be the ultimate attention whore.  Watch the movie to see how she is ultimately foiled.

So what about the red pill?  To summarize, we have a domineering attention whore with a wussie husband, a woman who is a little bit cray-cray due to being a member of the out-group as a child.  This scenario seems rather common these days.  But fortunately in the end, she is defeated; and maybe that is meant to be a red pill ending…

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29 comments on “Red Pill Movie Review — Minions
  1. Tarnished says:

    Bleh.
    Glad me and mine spent money on Pixels instead. I’d rather watch my fellow gamers/nerds grow up to get badass light-shooting guns and save the world from living arcade monsters than…well, Minions.

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  2. Tarnished says:

    Oh, and my dearest actually paid for my ticket this time! So yeah. Glad we didn’t waste his money, lol.

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  3. Liz says:

    Would you recommend this flick, Farmboy?
    Or should we wait for Netflix?

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  4. The whole Despicable Me universe has a twisted premise behind it – criminal masterminds are their own social class, like special celebrities. If you can accept that and suspend disbelief, those movies are fun. And that can only be done if you stop thinking of these criminal masterminds as truly bad people whom you’re supposed to not root for. And that is how I understood Minions – nobody in that movie is seriously evil and unredeemable. Even in Disney movies, bad guys usually die in some horrible way. Here, just something funny happens to them.

    You’re right about Scarlett Overkill’s vain, attention/adoration-demanding character though. What did you think of the original Despicable Me? Looks like a relatively nice “man” movie? 🙂

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  5. Yoda says:

    Speak for Farm Boy I will.
    Netflix the correct approach it would be.

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  6. Yoda says:

    The whole Despicable Me universe has a twisted premise behind it – criminal masterminds are their own social class, like special celebrities. If you can accept that and suspend disbelief, those movies are fun.

    But think of the children one should.

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  7. Liz says:

    Thanks, Yoda. 🙂

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  8. Yoda says:

    Previous Despicable Me movies better they were.

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  9. Yoda says:

    Better than the Minions I am.
    Cute, intelligent and moral I would be.

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  10. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I’ll wait for the Late Late Late Show.

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  11. Farm Boy says:

    So was Pixels a good movie?

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  12. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Way off topic. As a kid, I remember seeing “kissing booths” on TV usually set in the 1890s. Pretty single girls would kiss and the proceeds would go to charity.
    This sets all that on its ear.
    https://mgtowrevolution.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/feminists-attack-and-encourage-women-to-assault-white-men-california-green-party-promotes-free-slaps-for-straight-white-men-alex-jones-infowars-theres-a-war/

    Those fembots! What will they come up with next?

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  13. Tarnished says:

    Definitely. If movie tickets weren’t $10 per, we’d go see it again. It can be a little heavy on the slapstick humor in parts (though I’m pretty sure none of us would really mind), but it has an interesting premise and involves retro videogames. Win! There’s a romantic side story going on in it which was refreshing in how it has realistic goofy/funny parts that mirror real relationships instead of crappy drama-filled ones.

    Oh! I’m reminded of a joke! *ahem*

    So Mickey Mouse is talking to a divorce court judge…

    “So, Mr. Mouse, I understand you want to divorce your wife.”

    “That’s right, your Honor.”

    “And your reasoning is because she’s mentally insane? Seems a bit harsh, my dear rodent.”

    “No, your Honor, I didn’t say she was crazy. I said she was fucking Goofy.”

    😂😂😂😂

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  14. SFC Ton says:

    Ever been to Colombia or Mexico? Criminal master minds are their own social class with people trying to be big shots by claiming various levels of kinship to said criminal

    I have pretty much 0 willing suspension of disbelief which is a blessing.

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  15. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Tarn,
    This is a conundrum from the 40s.
    How come Goofy can talk and Pluto can’t?

    Bad Minnie Mouse!

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  16. Farm Boy says:

    Criminal master minds are their own social class with people trying to be big shots by claiming various levels of kinship to said criminal

    The future of the US?
    The logical conclusion of crony capitalism and government interference in everything?

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  17. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    More on that link I posted at 2:37am. This is from Captain Capitalism.
    http://captaincapitalism.blogspot.com/2015/08/why-cant-i-find-maaaaaan.html
    Fembots have a lot of cheek but this is their hate, out in the open.

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  18. Yoda says:

    Picture here it is.

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  19. Liz says:

    Are you sure that isn’t satire?
    I can’t quite read the fine print at the bottom, but what I could read said something like,
    “…to receive a free slap one must sign a consent form….”
    I’m betting it’s satire.

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  20. Liz says:

    reading more,
    “those who do not agree are not eligible for…”

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  21. Liz says:

    Just reading further, “California Green party” I guess it isn’t satire after all.
    In my defense, Poe’s law applies.
    If I jumped over the table and beat those bitches would any jury convict?
    What if I explained that I thought they were “cis gendered white males” who obviously “agreed” since they were sitting at that table smiling and asking for takers?

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  22. Spawny Get says:

    I’m guessing that California isn’t a concealed carry state? Seems a stoopid idea, s’all I’m sayin’

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  23. Cill says:

    Liz: “If I jumped over the table and beat those bitches would any jury convict?”

    If I allowed them to slap me then slapped them back, they’d argue that I’d consented to a slap but they had not. I’d argue that they had set a scenario whereby slapping is okay for slappers and slappee alike. They’d argue that my argument is invalid where the slapper is a straight white man or the slappee is not straight white man…

    It would be one way of exposing the hypocrisy and bigotry of SJWs I suppose.

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  24. Cill says:

    FYI:

    In case anyone has similar problems after auto upgrade to Windows 10:

    I fixed my computer. Turned out to be NVidia driver issues in Win 10. Also, I should have uninstalled Norton before clicking OK to the auto upgrade to Win 10.

    To fix it I had to go into “Safe” mode in Win 10 – hold down Shift key while you click Restart. In my case the only way to get to the Restart screen was the dreaded 3-finger salute:
    Ctrl + Alt + Del simultaneously.

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  25. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill,
    That is a litle much. Nvidia writes good software and I had no idea about Norton. It seems that a fresh install might be the better way.

    Liz,
    The original source for that photo was infowars blog. Even for California, they’re out there. Heck, even for San Francisco. Please, do not assault them. Don’t even talk to them.

    This is about as funny as #killallmen and a few other things they have dreamed up.

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  26. Cill says:

    How sick do their displays of stupidity have to become before the MSM gets up in arms about it? The MSM would emit a howl of outrage if the target were any group other than straight white men. But taking out the ideological aspect for a minute, how childishly stupid can it get before they become a public laughing stock? I’m jaded. I’m past being surprised at the blind torpidity of my fellow man.

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  27. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill,
    Last week, we were singing her praises for objecting to an Amherst College boy getting trashed by a kangaroo court. Last night, she reverted to mean and caught it from Donalsd Trump.

    The piublic is losing patience with this nonsense and media will follow. If they don’t, no one will lend them any credence

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  28. Sumo says:

    They’d argue that my argument is invalid where the slapper is a straight white man

    Not a problem. I would be honored to slap those bitches in your stead, Cill.

    Non-white privilege in action, y’all.

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  29. Yoda says:

    New post there is.

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