Review: Megamind

Megamind is no Dragon

Megamind (Will Ferrell) is a super villain who's entire life has revolved around trying to get the best of Metro Man. (Brad Pitt) His plots always get thwarted. He kidnaps popular reporter Roxanne Ritchi (Tina Fey) all the time, and Metro Man gets her back. Finally Megamind actually get's the best of Metro Man, and takes over Metro City. (which he pronounces to rhyme with "atrocity") Now he feels incomplete. What good is a super villain without a hero to fight? He and his Minion (David Cross) attempt to create a new hero for him to duel.

When I was leaving the theater, I heard a lot of people say Megamind was too much like Despicable Me. They both revolved around super vvillains that have a change of heart. Megamind starts off really funny, then gets incredibly boring. Towards the end of the film it regains it's hilarity. That's the biggest problem with Megamind. While it's got a sweet story and some good laughs, it just feels like it's missing something. It doesn't pull the heart strings like Dreamwork's earlier children's flick, How To Train Your Dragon. The animation is quite good, but the 3D is practically pointless. I enjoyed the voice work of Ferrell, Fey, Pitt and Cross, though Jonah Hill is getting quite old. Bottom line is, the film has it's laughs, (Megamind constantly pronouncing simple words wrong never got old) it's great for families, but it drags in the middle. You can't help but leave the theater thinking it lacked a little heart.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B-

Memorable Quote" "Oh Minion, stop being so dramatic!" - Megamind (Will Ferrell)


  1. dang, i wanted to see this too. the trailer looked funny. not even the stellar cast can spice up ane entertaining script?


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