For me, I think I went to watch the movie because of the Minions, honestly. They are my absolute favorite characters among my big list of ultimate favorite characters! They're a big part of the movie/story--Not just humorous sidekicks, & they are heroes just as much as Gru is, too! I WISH I HAD MY OWN MINION ARMY.
It was a good movie, though. The three kids remind me of some kids I know in real life owned by a friend of my sister's. Well, the older two definitely reminded me of the older two real life kids, but the young one didn't match the young one in real life.