Despite being very much a global film (scenes set and filmed in Taiwan, Paris and New York, with lots of sweeping nighttime cityscapes), it felt very intimate and small-scale in places. Which is kind of emphasised by the brief running time (it lasts only an hour and a half; less if you don't stay for all of the end credits). Which may be why the tickets were only £3:95; or the fact that it's been out for a couple of months may have something to do with that.
Had a moment of startling recognition at the start when I saw Lucy's boyfriend Richard. It was the guy who played Kasper Juul in Borgen. Also Julian Rhind-Tutt had a cameo.
I seem to have inadvertently become a bit of a Scarlett Johansson fan in the last couple of years. Definitely want to make the effort to watch more stuff she's in.
For about 25 minutes between the advertised start time of 9:30, and the film actually beginning, we got, instead of the usual adverts and trailers, some music. Basically, music from, or at least used in, films (something by AC/DC was playing when I arrived...). I recognised Let it go from Frozen, for a start. And this was played. Audio only. It...loses a certain something without the visuals. But heh, it's the Minions, and therefore Officially Awesome.
Speaking of which, this one never gets old...