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‘Megamind’ puts twist on good vs. evil

“Megamind” is the best thing to happen to blue people since “Avatar.”

The all-star cast, storyline and phenomenal animation by DreamWorks definitely makes “Megamind” a must-see film for kids from ages 6 to 80.

Will Ferrell lends his voice to super-villain, Megamind. Since childhood, Megamind was your typical misfit. He got picked on, he always got picked last in gym and he never got the girl.  He tried to impress his peers, but something always seemed to go wrong, and he was labeled the bad kid.

Megamind (Courtesy of www.filmofilia.com)

Finally, Megamind decided if he was going to be bad, he would be the baddest there ever was, and he committed his life to evil.

Megamind’s rival, Metro Man, voiced by Brad Pitt, is the epitome of a hero. He has the chisled chin, sexy voice and muscles wrapped in a white skin-tight bodysuit. Just to add to his immortal status is his striking resemblance to Elvis.

For years, it had been the typical good-versus-evil routine in Metro City. Megamind kidnaps news reporter Roxanne Ritchi (Tina Fey), who is also Metro Man’s alleged girlfriend. Ultimately, Megamind’s brilliant plan fails, and Metro Man is the city’s savior once again. But what happens when the bad guy wins?

That’s right.  After years and years of failed attempts, Megamind finally defeats his nemesis, but his victory is bittersweet. Without Metro Man, Megamind’s life is boring and without purpose. What good is a super-villain without a super-hero?

Looking to fill the void, Megamind devises a plan to turn Roxanne Ritchi’s bumbling cameraman, Hal (Jonah Hill), into Tighten, the city’s new saint.  Of course, with Megamind’s luck, things don’t go according to plan.

The 3-D effects in “Megamind” bring the story to life, and it is obvious there was a lot of thought behind the camera angles, which added a dynamic cinematographic element.

The play between Ferrell and Fey is reminiscent of their days on Saturday Night Live. There is a lot of witty banter and Ferrell delivers with a slew of hilariously random comments.

Fey brings a quality to Roxanne Ritchi that only she can. She’s feisty, funny and has no problem speaking her mind. Even tied to a chair surrounded by sharp objects and alligators below her, she berates Megamind for his failures and his laughable super-villain status.

Love, friendship and heart are at the core of “Megamind.” For a villain, Megamind has a way of getting under your skin. It’s the perfect movie for a date night, or a family outing, and you are sure to leave the theater with a smile.

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  1. Teresa Warren
    45 mos, 3 wks ago

    I loved this movie! Great for kids and parents! But don’t forget Megamind’s long time buddy, Minion, played by David Cross. He was hilarious too!

  2. 45 mos, 3 wks ago

    Went to cinema last week to see it. Very colorful and funny. Indeed perfect choice for a family weekend.