Staring: Will Ferrel, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, David Cross, Brad Pitt.
Premise: Megamind, who’s grown up since he was a baby believing his destiny is to be an arch nemesis, finds himself at a loss when he finally defeats his enemy, Metro Man. So he sets out to create himself a hero to fight with so his life will have meaning again.
Review: First off, I wish they’d curtailed some of the commercials. They gave away one GIANT plot point which I wish they hadn’t. Grrrr. In their attempt to get our attention they kinda blew the deal. I won’t tell you what it was in case you haven’t seen the particular bit.
Overall it was a very cute film. Megamind is both lovable, pitiable, and a total HAM. There are a ton of Superman in-jokes in this thing. Poking fun at Marlon Brando as Jorel totally cracked me up!
The animation was gorgeous. And some fun 3D treats. Loved Megamind’s minions. Too fun! Comparing it to Despicable Me it wasn’t as good, but still very entertaining. The music chosen totally ROCKED. Awesome showmanship in a lifestyle that demands flare and presentation. Heh.
Lots of action and movement to keep the kids fascinated. And lots of fun bits for the adults as well.
Rating: 4 out of 5