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Megamind (2010)

March 3, 2011


Starring: Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, David Cross, Brad Pitt
Director: Tom McGrath (Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa)
Quick Thoughts: Megamind is another solid family film in a pretty good year for animated movies that was somewhat overlooked because of how vastly superior Toy Story 3 was compared to everything else. Megamind features a stellar voice cast with Will Ferrell and Jonah Hill particularly killing it. The story essentially asks the question: what would happen if Lex Luthor defeated Superman? And this film is basically an animated version of that story. Megamind is a bald supervillain with genius-level intelligence, Metro Man has all the same powers as Clark Kent, and the alliteratively named Roxanne Richie is the story’s Lois Lane. Megamind isn’t exploring the deep, human thematic issues like Toy Story 3 does, but it’s still a funny and enjoyable kid’s movie that manages to tug just a little bit at your emotions.
Viewings: 1
Replay Value: Probably a must own for families. I’d watch it again but no rush…
Sequel Potential: Seems likely.
Oscar Potential: How long before 5 films are nominated for the Best Animated Feature category? This film got passed up, but it was pretty good.
Nudity: N/A
Grade: 6.5/10 (Recommended)
Recommendation: A solid family film that adults should enjoy and kids will love.

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