Monday, 8 November 2010


Ooh, another superhero movie! Clearly animation is the easy way to go with this, so still waiting for a big budget live action movie with many super-powered beings...

Being the hero is easy, but Megamind (a last surviving child from an alien planet shot to earth) finds it easier to be the villain. Time and time again he fights against Metro Man until finally... he wins! But then what...?

So yet another take on the superhero genre, and we are seeing more of the villain's side in movies. Probably because they get the better lines. Which is one problem this movie has: the humour gets in the way of the plot. It's not until around two-thirds into the movie that the plot actually really kicks in and the jokes die down and the characters get motivated properly. (Not that what happens is particularly original, you can call most 'twists' before they happen, but it's still decent.)

Speaking of names, that cast list is large (not surprising for DreamWorks): Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, David Cross, Jonah Hill... even Ben Stiller is in there. And not over the top antics from Ferrell (for a change), although Pitt doesn't sound that comfortable in voice over.

Amusing enough, could be more amazing.


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