From the creators of Kung Fu Panda and Monsters vs. Aliens comesMegamind! I got lucky and was invited to see a test screening of thismovie. It is a great movie. Yes it is animated, but it is fun andentertaining for kids and Adults. Sort of like Shrek, with that goodhumor that adults get. Its a fun superhero/villain movie, with goodmorals and lots of laughs. I think everyone would enjoy this movie.Brad Pitt does a great job. Will Ferrel is hilarious! I usually don'tfind him very funny but he is in this movie. If you choose not to seethis movie in the theater, do yourself a favor and still rent it whenit comes out on DVD. You wont regret watching it.User: jgregg42
Well, Pixar, your jobs are safe ... for now. I am sure that you arewell aware that the folks at DreamWorks are rapping on your door. Sureyou might have superior graphics and excellent screen writing skills,but in time, others will try for your stature in the industry. Aftermore and more studios jump on the computer animation bandwagon, youwill soon be lost in the onslaught. That's still a ways off in thefuture, though.
"Megamind" is the newest minion in DreamWorks' army of family animationfilms ("Shrek", "Madagascar," "How to Train Your Dragon"). With anA-List cast, it delivers humor and enough action to keep the audienceentertained for the most part. Not a lot of inside jokes for Mom andDad but the soundtrack (familiar songs by AC/DC and Guns 'n Roses) willprovide a nostalgic trip for them while the kiddies are watching acouple of superheroes destroy a city.
The film has the essential plot elements of the antagonist andsoon-to-be protagonist Megamind (voiced by Will Ferrell) and his desireto become an evil super genius. In Ferrell's best Vincent Price voice,he narrates to the audience on how he became such an evil mastermind.He also explains his modus operandi on why he wants to be the bane ofMetro City (as a running gag he mispronounces the name of the city). Wefind that he spent his childhood in a prison (one of the world's onlyfun prisons by the way) and having to compete with Metro Man (voiced byBrad Pitt) in school (another word Megamind can't pronounce).
We follow Megamind's growth into adulthood where he chooses the path ofevil while Metro Man chooses the path of good. When Metro Man isaccepting an award for being, well, Metro Man, Megamind kidnaps a localnews reporter, Roxanne Ritchi (voiced by Tina Fey). A few things gowrong and unknowingly Megamind kills Metro Man. This was not part ofthe plan. As most of you know if you kill off your nemesis there willbe no more adventures. There will be no more extravagant duels. Moreimportantly there will be no more money to be made off of thefranchise. When Metro Man "dies" and we are left with Megamind and hisMinion (voiced by David Cross) to rule Metro City.
Megamind quickly decides that it would be best to invent a new enemy socan cure his overwhelming depression. He needs a yin to his yang,someone to fill the void that Metro Man left. He unintentionallyinjects super serum into Roxanne's camera man's nose (voiced by JonahHill). Megamind trains his new prot?g?, Tighten (which is a misspelledmoniker of Titan), to become a superhero so they can have an enormousduel and then Megamind can become the super villain that he once was.
While exacting his evil plan, Megamind is falling in love with Roxannewhile he is posing as a nerdy museum curator. And while doing that he... you know what? It is already too confusing. For a kid's movie, thestory is about as clear as mud. The exciting final fight scene (whichimitates the ending fight scene of Pixar's "The Incredibles") is whatthe kids will remember the most. You will see some exceptional 3D fightscenes through out the film. If you liked the animation DreamWorks didwith "How to Train Your Dragon" then you won't be disappointed here.
Should you see this movie? Are you a kid ages 4-12? Sure, then go seeit. Don't try to follow the story too closely, leave that up to Mom andDad to try to decipher. Eat your popcorn, drink your soda, laugh atsome of the crude jokes, try to relate to Megamind when he was a kidand ride it out to the end. Then wait for Pixar to come out with astory that we can all follow.
From the makers of KungFu Panda and How to train your dragon, comes anew movie called 'Megamind', which you can get skeptic about a lot ofthings, but you cannot deny that its entertaining. I got to see this ina screening few days back. The movie is full of explosions, nicespecial effects, enormous scale of the world, well mixed soundtracks,and fantastic presentation. Every character is likable and sympathetic.The animation quality is unquestionable and it has some nice jokes. Itis fast paced, although I personally would have preferred if they madethe movie a bit longer; There is a lot of margin for drama andemotional content with the story they have and also since DWA is reallyputting good depth in their movies lately, I was expecting the same,but they preferred to keep it short.
As I have always seen, one thing DWA movies have in common... they areentertaining.
since Madeline: Lost in Paris. While I didn't want to watch Legends ofthe Guardians or Shrek Forever After, I found this to be extremelyunimaginative.
First of all, it has brief references off of other movies. The wholething made me want to watch Monsters vs. Aliens and I'd never thoughtthere was going to be a redemption in this. It copied off a littlemusical piece from Up (2009). It copies off of 'Cloudy With A Chance ofmeatballs" somewhat and all in all, it copies off of anime such as FullMoon o Sagashite. Where aliens/spirits turn into humans... WAIT! Aliensversus Spirits? O.K., that could be the weirdest thing I ever saw. Thismovie is a copycat.
I've been wanting to see this movie for months now and I asked my momto borrow her money to check out this movie and I nearly walked out ofthe theater during half of the movie. When you see the part whereMegamind releases Roxanne, walk out of the theater and ask for arefund. It isn't worth it. Not even twenty minutes could make peopleget in touch with the movie.
I came home and told my mom that I hated it and started writing onsidewalks "Megamind Sucks" like a mischievous boy.
Please avoid this movie at all costs and wait until it comes out onBlu-ray and DVD. And I also forgot that this movie probably literallycopied off of