I Saw A Film Today… Megamind

Oh Will Ferrell how I can barely tolerate you. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy some of his films such as Stranger Than Fiction, Zoolander, and Anchorman. But films like The Other Guys, Blades of Glory, and Talladega Night’s make me cringe. Mostly because I don’t see the comedic element in them. If I wanted to listen to a man ramble and say incoherent phrases, I would listen to Rush Limbaugh’s radio program and not pay for a movie ticket. Ferrell’s recent project has him branching out into voice acting in Megamind.

******************

The defender of Metrocity is Metro Man (Brad Pitt). His nemesis: Megamind, a blue alien with a rather large head. Ever since they were born and sent to Earth the two have been rivals. They often are engaged in elaborate battles which always results in Metro Man winning and saving the local news reporter Roxanne (Tina Fey) while Megamind is sent to prison. But thing take a turn for the worse when something strange happens: Megamind kills Metro Man in battle.

Now Megamind and his sidekick Minion (David Cross) have free rein upon Metrocity and for a while enjoy mischievous acts about town. But soon he realizes that he is nothing without his old fighting partner. It then dawns upon him that he should find a new rival, or better yet, create one.

The unsuspecting citizen that accidentally gets chosen for the job is Roxanne’s creepy cameraman, Hal (Jonah Hill). Given the powers of Metro Man, Hal is now named Titan but just as creepy as before. Although initially open to the idea of being good, Hal eventually turns to the dark side. Who will step up and defend Metrocity?

With recent animated features like Alpha & Omega, Megamind is a welcome feature. It’s animation is top-notch and it has a surprisingly ballsy 70’s and 80’s rock soundtrack for an animated film. I don’t think I can recall a younger audiences movie with Guns N’ Roses “Welcome to the Jungle” in it. The film does take a slump in about the third act but ends with a bang that is per usual for Dreamwork’s Studios.

The voice acting is quite good in this film. Thankfully, Ferrell is quite tame but still delivers his comedic punch like only he knows how. Other recognizable voices are Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Tina Fey. The real standout character was David Cross’s Minion. Who thought that there could be comedy in a walking fish bowl?

Megamind more than likely wont be on any critic’s “best of…” list but it is still a fun film to watch.

Verdict: RENT IT!

So did you see Megamind? Thoughts? Opinions? Leave them below.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: