‘Soon enough, though, the minions end up unhappy together in a cave because, as the narrator (Geoffrey Rush) explains, “without a master they had no purpose.” Marxists and parents may raise some bushy eyebrows in protest, but the movie’s ideological underpinning and its master-slave dynamic are so self-consciously incoherent that outrage feels beside the point (or just pointless).’
Manohla Dargis in NYT on the “Minions”.
(Read the article here.)
My godson wanted to see this movie for his birthday, so I joined him.
I fell asleep for about ten minutes, but the rest of the time I noted that the absence of any moral lesson in the “Minions” was rather refreshing.
Usually blockbusters are teaching us obvious moral lessons, but in this case the producers must have realized that by now even the toddlers know most moral lessons by heart.
Or perhaps they wanted to remind us that entertainment should not be taken seriously and morality is a serious matter, for that matter entertainment should be morality-free.
That of course would be, a rather surprising, moral lesson.