Monday, 9 February 2015

Megamind Review











Megamind


Release Date: 9th December 2010 - Australia


Production Companies
DreamWorks Animation
Pacific Digital Images

Distribution
20th Century Fox Australia 


Genre: Animation/Family

Rating: PG

Runtime: 96 minutes


Budget: $130,000,000

Box Office Gross: $321,885,765
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
Megamind is the most 
brilliant super villain ever 
known... and the least 
successful! Over the years 
Megamind has tried to 
conquer Metro City in every 
imaginable way. Each 
attempt, a colossal failure 
thanks to the caped super-
hero known as “Metro Man” 
until Megamind actually 
defeats him in the throes of 
one of his botched evil plans. 

Suddenly the fate of Metro 
City is threatened when a 
new villain arrives and chaos 
runs rampant, leaving 
everyone to wonder: Can 
the world’s biggest “mind” 
actually be the one to save 
the day? 



Voice Cast
Will Ferrell - Megamind
David Cross - Minion
Tina Fey - Roxanne Ritchie
Jonah Hill - Hal Stewart/Tighten
Brad Pitt - Metroman
J. K. Simmons - Warden
Ben Stiller - Bernard

Crew
Director - Tom McGrath
Writers - Alan J. Schoolcraft
and Brent Simons
Producers - Lara Breay and Denise Nolan Cascino
Creative Consultants - Justin Theroux and
Guillermo del Toro
Production Designer - David James
Film Editor - Michael Andrews
Music - Hans Zimmer and
Lorne Balfe


Review
Some of you may not have seen MEGAMIND during its release, it was overshadowed by THE INCREDIBLES (click here). Disney/PIXAR were the first to break the transitional barriers of experiencing superheroes in film animation. There are reasons why in comparison, MEGAMIND is not as good as this other movie we've all seen in the big screen, the most noticing deficit being its lack of attention to balance comedy and story altogether. MEGAMIND turned out to be an animated parody/comedy which features Will Ferrell's hilarious portrayal of a character who is a self indulged gentleman who claims to be a self proclaimed master of evil. I begin to suspect why Ferrell was chosen to play a bad guy hero when he did play an antagonist once in ZOOLANDER. Before moving on years later to play a non-heroic villain, recently in THE LEGO MOVIE (click here). I was satisfied with the choice of actors like Tina Fey, Jonah Hill and David Cross who all join forces with Ferrell to make the voices dominant as the characters. 

It's not quite on par with Pixar's golden trophy nor surprisingly doesn't help DreamWorks after the same year, the studio had carved its triumph on HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (click here). There is something appealing in MEGAMIND which makes it feel joyful and rewarding to watch, especially that if you love to see the Superman references while watching the film.

Star rating: (7/10) Good Movie


2 comments:

  1. We basically agree about the film. It was a lot of fun, but not revolutionary by any means.

    -James

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    1. Well said James, I couldn't agree more of what you commented and you are right it isn't revolutionary by all means.

      Oh and sorry about the other reply that I sent you about wanting to review Big Hero 6, it has been deleted and it has nothing to do with the recent movie whatsoever.

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