Before I get started, this ad nearly made me fall out of my chair laughing because about three times a month, I have to yell to Kevin that the wifi is out.
Will we like it?
Yes! My kids (10, 7) loved it, and so did I. After we left the theater, Kevin said it was nice to see a movie that wasn't a let down from the hype. The minions are hilarious and used throughout the movie, more than in the first film. The kids are never in danger, and the oldest daughter Margo is at the age of texting and finding an interest in boys, which spoke to my daughter. It's funny, especially when picking out English words in the minion's vocabulary, like poop (my son's favorite), tomato or lasagna.
Is it scary?
No. My seven year old is sensitive to conflict. He's the kid who tried to bolt out of the theater during Monsters University and he is know to ask to use the bathroom whenever conflict appears at the theater. He never once covered his eyes, ears, or tried to leave. While the story has conflict, it is done in such a gentle way that it is not scary. Even the bad guy is more comical than threatening. There were kids of all ages in the theater and not one kid made a scared peep, nor left the theater. It seemed safe for any age kid ready to sit through a movie.
Is it worth seeing in the theater?
This film really showed the advancements in 3D animation. There is a part of the post-film short featuring bubbles that was incredible. It had even the two 50 year old women in front of us reaching out to try to touch the bubbles. If you're not going to see it in 3D and don't mind waiting, then wait for the DVD. Otherwise, it was worth the extra money to see in now in 3D.
When should we leave the theater?
I never understand why some people have not figured out that for many movies, especially animated films, it's worth staying seated for a few minutes after the credits begin. In this case, the minions return for a little short including some music and bubbles (mentioned above). After their bit is finished, it's safe to leave.
Things to know:
Russell Brand is the voice of Dr. Nefario. Somehow I missed this the last time around, and really this time around until the credits. His voice change for the character is amazing.
FYI - This post is not sponsored.