Thursday, October 6, 2011

Movie Review: "Megamind" (2010)

"Megamind" (2010)

"Megamind" is very entertaining and very funny. It has a good story and outstanding voice talents. It seems to me to be better than the usual Dreamworks Animation SKG fare, thank goodness. It is directed by Tom McGrath, who codirected the so-so Madagascar and who once worked on the awful Ren & Stimpy Show. He redeems himself quite a bit here.

Will Ferrell is the voice of Megamind and he really makes the movie work. My general opinion of Ferrell is that he's incredibly gifted, but his movies often aren't as funny as they're meant to be. Megamind is a happy exception to this. Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, David Cross, and someone named Brad Pitt round out the voice talents.

I saw the movie in 3D, not really by choice. Our local newspaper listed 25 theatres showing the 3D version, and only one showing it in 2D. The computer animation is reasonably proficient.

A parody of the famous Obama Yes We Can poster, below
Shepard Fairey after an AP photograph by Mannie Garcia,
 Yes We Can poster from the 2008 Presidential election

Megamind - Official Trailer
Video added May 26, 2012


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