Excerpt: Funny characters, impressive 3D animation, and a comic book inspired plot make "Megamind" a movie the whole family can enjoy. It's well worth checking out in theaters despite the fact that ads reveal a few spoilers and the finale is a tad familiar.
Excerpt: The Movie There was a really good animated family comedy in theaters last year--2D and 3D--one that explored what it means to be a villain in a cartoon world, and which asked if a bad guy can possibly become good, with the right support and the help of a good minion. I'm referring of course to Despicable Me . There was also an okay movie that fits the same description, namely Megamind .
Excerpt: Credit to Megamind for holding firm and delivering a couple of fun twists at the end, stuff that isn’t easily seen beforehand. Sure, we all know the character paths and the inevitable results, but it’s all tied up in a fun, goofy exterior that lampoons itself as much as it takes to task the superhero genre. The movie was supposedly founded on the concept of, “what would happen if Lex Luthor beat Superman?” Admirable idea, and the execution here is loads of fun.
Excerpt: Megamind is the most brilliant super-villain 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," until the day Megamind actually defeats him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans.
Conclusion: 'Megamind' is fun and sort of humorous. Your typical Dreamworks Animation release. A lot of the jokes fall flat, but the well-directed action is what makes this movie worth watching. It's a shame about the messed up video presentation, because without the aliasing plaguing almost every scene this would be a demo-worthy title. The audio presentation is demo material, but the video presentation is, at times, an eyesore.
Excerpt: Will Ferrell cracks me up. He always has. And, up until I’d seen “Megamind” I thought that it was just his physical mannerisms that were the key to his humor. As it turns out, I was mistaken. They guy has one of the greatest voices in the history of mankind. Ok, maybe that’s pushing it a bit. Still, he has a way of conveying things with the tone and inflection and the result (as least in this film) was hilarious.
Excerpt: There seems to be an expectation that in order for Megamind to be good, it must also be funny. Maybe it’s the presence of Will Ferrell as the voice of the movie’s title character, maybe it’s the still lingering feeling that no matter how far animated movies have come, they’re still just fancy Looney Tunes. Whatever the reason, whenever Megamind comes up, the only question anyone ever seems to have for me is whether or not it’s funny. Well here’s the answer: Not really.
Excerpt: With this gifted cast and production team, it's a crime that "Megamind" isn't a funnier, livelier picture. A flaccid superhero satire fashioned with stunning animation, the picture feels like a runaway farce that barely wheezes out of the starting gate. The ingredients are there to make something uproarious, especially in the CG-animated realm where superhero business can assume an epic form, but there's a distinctly deflated ambiance to the shenanigans, leaving the...
Excerpt: Most decent kids’ entertainment blends material for older and younger viewers. But DreamWorks’ latest CGI movie, Megamind , pushes this dynamic weirdly far, squarely targeting viewers who’ll catch jokes based on the original Donkey Kong , or recognize Marlon Brando from Superman , or Pat Morita from Karate Kid . The tone draws heavily on wryly postmodern, self-aware send-ups like The Venture Bros .