When we first heard about Megamind, Dreamworks Animation’s latest film, we thought it would just be ANOTHER superhero movie. Actually, It turned out that we all really liked it.
Megamind (Will Ferrell) is an evil supervillain who fights hero Metroman (Brad Pitt) throughout his life. Of course, it’s the cliché stuff, villain does evil stuff, blah blah blah, good guy wins. Then, one day, he doesn’t. Megamind wins, and the city is his. Hooray! Until he gets bored.
To be honest, I didn’t have high hopes for this film, judging by Dreamworks Animation’s more recent titles. For instance, Monsters vs. Aliens and Kung Fu Panda were spoof movies, funny, but too much cliché action. How to Train Your Dragon is absolutely NOTHING like it’s book. Even Shrek 4 (It’s official name changed until I had no idea what the heck it was. Shrek: The Final Chapter? Shrek Forever After? Shrek Goes Fourth? How about we pick a title and stay with it, people!) lacked the same heart and appeal as it’s predecessers. To say the least, could this next movie break the chain?
Megamind is doing splendedly in the box office, ranking higher than adult comedy Due Date. However, being a kid’s movie, they do all the things they think kids want in a superhero film. I think there were some gothic moments, and maybe “Bad to the Bone” played once too often. Yet they do this while retaining the uniqueness for the more mature to enjoy it.
Age Reccomendation: Really, all ages can watch this. When I say that, I actually mean that I leave it to the parents. Maybe your kid will have nightmares, maybe not. The way I see it, if your kid is old enough to say, “Mom/Dad, may I see that?”, then he/she should be able to.
Final Verdict: 8/10. Megamind (maybe) has brought heart back to Dreamworks Animation.