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The Minion

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It’s Christmas Eve, 1999 and New York City is unseasonably warm.

Is it because of the impending arrival of The Minion, brought forth by the new millennium to wreak havoc upon disbelievers? Or did the filmmakers obviously shoot at a completely different time of year and just call it “Christmas”? Only you can decide!

When a couple of city workers stumble upon an Ancient Indian Burial Ground, they complete their Bad Movie Cliche Bingo Card, thus unleashing The Minion. Mankind’s only hope is Dolph Lundgren, who fortunately has a Cool Spikey Glove. You might think that you need more than that when facing off with a thousand-year-old body-swapping servant of The Antichrist, but nope! Just a Cool Spikey Glove!

A journey ensues that will transport you to exotic locations such as a municipal nuclear waste disposal facility, as well as “Jerusalem” that is very obviously being played by Canada (Unless they recently put up a Tim Horton’s at the Dome of the Rock?) Actors and props change from damp to dry with alarming speed. And all the while we fear what will happen to humanity if The Minion is able to get a Cool Spikey Glove of its own!

Set your clocks back to Y2K and join Mike, Kevin, and Bill for The Minion!

Written by: Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, Conor Lastowka, and Sean Thomason

Contributing writers: Jason Miller and Zachary Shatzer

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Average: 9 (120 votes)

Content Rating


Adult language
Graphic violence


Movie Decade

Release date

April 23, 2021


81 minutes