SYNOPSIS: “Megamind” is the most brilliant supervillain the world has ever known. And the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way. Each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as “Metro Man,” an invincible hero until the day Megamind actually kills him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly, Megamind has no purpose. A supervillain without a superhero. He realizes that achieving his life's ambition is the worst thing that ever happened to him. Megamind decides that the only way out of his rut is to create a new hero opponent called "Titan", who promises to be bigger, better and stronger than Metro Man ever was. Pretty quickly Titan starts to think it's much more fun to be a villain than a good guy . Except Titan doesn't just want to rule the world, he wants to destroy it. Now, Megamind must decide: can he defeat his own diabolical creation? Can the world's smartest man make the smart decision for once? Can the evil genius become the unlikely hero of his own story?
REVIEW: My expectations for Megamind were low, very low. I wasn’t able to find anything attractive from its trailers, featurettes and clips other that a timid smile here and there. It looked like another animated film with a big time voice cast. However I found the film to be lot of fun, very funny, highly entertaining, and action packed. I can say that it was a nice surprise.
The script is not perfect but
it provides enough material for Director Tom McGrath to display
his talent by keeping the audience engaged and laughing for the
most part of the film. From silly jokes to superhero
and contemporary political satire, writers Alan
Schoolcraft and Brent Simons deliver in a big way.
The visual aspect of the movie surpasses Dreamworks’ previous animation
work. The third dimension added quality to some of scenes
proving that 3D is becoming less of a gimmick. Will Ferrell and Tina Fey
voices in this film were just what you would expect in a
Dreamworks production. Each one giving strong life to their
characters especially Will Ferrell
who provided that special touch that only he can give to his
characters, bringing to life the world's funniest Supervillain. The rest of the cast (Brad Pitt,
Jonah Hills and Tina Fey) were also right on the money.
Megamind fells short in
creating that special character compromising its chances of
becoming a well know franchise, However it has enough
entertainment to make a good choice this upcoming weekend.
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