I went into Megamind with fairly low expectations. That probably helped, since the movie exceeded them – but not by too much. It’s an amusing take on the superhero storyline – poking fun at the superman story a bit. The characters are entertaining, and overall the movie is probably better than you expect…Megamind is a fairly entertaining story of a supervillain who wins, and then finds out that what he really liked was having someone to compete with. Getting everything you want turns out to be a lot less fun, when you didnt realize what it is you really wanted. Or something like that…
There are definitely funny moments, and Megamind will surprise you in a few places with how hard you laugh. Especially as the movie gets closer to its ending, the humor picks up as the writing gets a little bit better and closer to original. Fans of the superhero genre will probably recognize several entertaining pokes throughout, and nerds will probably find joy in the T-shirts found on the camera boy.
It’s worth a rental, or worth seeing if you have kids who want to. I wouldn’t spend too much at theatres, this is something which can wait.
- Sarcastic, Dry humor well hidden in a few places.
- Megamind’s tech and outfits are good for a laugh
- The Musician.
- The “heartfelt” storyline.
- Writing falls flat in a few places.