It is clear that the filmmakers behind Despicable Me 2 correctly recognized that the minions are far more interesting than the human characters.  The minions are emphasized heavily, and have a central role in the plot, in addition to being responsible for nearly all the absolutely funny moments in this movie.  If you love the minions, this movie is going to be The Funniest Movie in Year 2013.  However, if you do not care for the minions, you may as well skip it.  Did I mention that the minions in the movie are funny?