Friday, November 12, 2010

Quick Film Thoughts: Megamind

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After the supervillain Megamind (voice of Will Ferrell) defeats his nemesis Metroman (voice of Brad Pitt), he soon finds victory isn't all it's cracked up to be and creates a new superhero to fight (voice of Jonah Hill). However, things don't go as planned, and he soon finds himself becoming the new unlikely hero.

Though not DreamWorks Animation's greatest film (that honor goes to How to Train Your Dragon), this one is probably a close second in terms of story- it's not a great film, but it's not bad either. It surprisingly strays away from the pop culture references that usually populate DWA films (though those that are there are pretty amusing, especially Megamind as Jor-El complete with Marlon Brando voice), and most of the humor comes from the relationships between the characters. Definitely not your average superhero story, Megamind is no The Incredibles- heck, it's not even Despicable Me- but it's still a fun little film for what it is and a unique twist on a common hero-vs.-villain story.

FINAL VERDICT: Slightly recommended. Fun for what it is, but not a must-see.

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