I just came back from the movie ” Despicable me 2 “. If you haven’t seen the first movie then see it first, but this second movie has focused on what made the first movie fun and then amplified it. No I’m not starting a movie review thread, I would like to consider what makes the minions so much fun.
These little yellow guys are factory workers but they are constantly having fun. They don’t speak English but everyone in the audience knows what they are trying to say.
Perhaps a more accurate statement would be that we all hear what we want them to say. They are all about body language, sounds and slap stick humor. They have fun at work, sometimes at the expense of other minions, but even the ones that are the brunt of the jokes, laugh it off.
The same minion is never picked on twice and the boss (Gru) knows every one of them by name. How he can tell them apart is a bit of a mystery, but he can and they have standard English names like Larry, Dave, Kevin, Jerry, Stuart, Mark, Tim, Jorge, and Phil.
When you are watching the movie, note that minions always wear their company clothing. They are proud of where they work and what they do.
Wikipedia defines a minion as “A follower devoted to serve his/her master relentlessly.” but these little yellow guys steal the show. They never question the work they are given, they have bags of fun working and they are loyal to the end. That said, they never really end as they are somewhat indestructible.
There is a lesson for us all in their care free attitude. It doesn’t matter what it is that we are tasked to do. Having fun is a state of mind and a positive state of mind cannot be overcome. When you do your work today, think like a minion and you will be amazed at how much more productive you are.