411Mania/Jeffrey Harris: The Minions, those odd yellow-colored, pill-shaped oddities of the Despicable Me franchise are definitive show stealers. After the release of Despicable Me, Universal Pictures found a veritable merchandising goldmine with the weird, yet lovable, creatures. One really should not fault Universal at all for milking the Minions train for all that it’s worth. It was not merely enough to produce a TV show starring the critters. They needed their very own spin-off film. Thus, the underlings of reformed super-villain Gru get to star in their very own picture, Minions.