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​'Minions' Has Been Added To Netflix Just In Time For The Weekend

​'Minions' Has Been Added To Netflix Just In Time For The Weekend

A lighthearted flick perfect for Sunday streaming.

Lauren Bell

Lauren Bell

It's almost the weekend and given that it's January, we will be chilling in front of the TV and bingeing on films - not a party in sight for us thankfully.

And the good news is, Netflix has just brought Minions back to the streaming service - we love those naughty yellow guys that cause hilarious havoc.

The computer-animated comedic film is a spin-off prequel of Despicable Me, which centred around criminal mastermind Gru who adopts three little girls to help him carry out a major theft with help from his minions.

The minions themselves were so popular, it resulted in them starring in their very own movie all about them.

In their big moment, the little guys, who live to serve tyrannical leaders, try to help a super villain, Scarlet Overkill (voiced by Sandra Bullock) to steal the crown from the Queen - she wants to take over the world.

The film was released in 2015, with a sequel expected this year (
Universal Pictures)

Minions is a fun lighthearted watch that will leave you laughing - perfect to kick back and relax in front of over the weekend.

It'd go really well with the new Ben & Jerry's Netflix & Chill'd ice-cream, tbh. Films and snacks really do go hand in hand.

And the good news about Netflix adding this now, is that you can watch for the first time (or refresh your memory), just in time for the release of Minions: The Rise of Gru, which is pegged for release on July 3rd of this year.

Steve Carrell voices young Gru in Minions and he will return for the sequel (
Universal Pictures)

If you love the first film, you'll be pleased to hear the second one will again have the same director, Kyle Balda, so you can expect similarly funny moments, another unserious storyline and an all round fun watch, with the return of Steve Carrell voicing young Gru and Pierre Coffin continuing his role as the minions.

Minions is streaming now on Netflix so make sure you tick it off before the next Minion film lands in July.

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures

Topics: TV and Film, TV Entertainment, Netflix