Megamind movie review - Aussieboyreviews

IS MEGAMIND AN EXCITING TALE OF SUPERHEROES AND BAD GUYS?

This superhero and supervillain film is a very well-crafted and funny animated action-comedy for children and families. It’s very entertaining and well-constructed, with hilarious voices.

Storyline

Once a clever supervillain named Megamind defeats the city’s hero, Metro Man, he becomes bored and decides to create a superhero who becomes evil, forcing Megamind to be the hero.

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Movie details

Director: Tom McGrath
Cast: Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, David Cross, Brad Pitt
Writer: Alan Schoolcraft, Brent Simons
Release Date (Australia): 9 December 2010
Runtime: 96 minutes/1h 36m
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)

Themes (PG)

The film includes themes of crude humour and contains multiple sequences that feature fantasy powers and sense of threat and peril.

Violence (PG)

The film includes several instances of animated violence, including punching and kicking.

Coarse Language (G)

The film contains a single use of the word “crap”.

Sex (None)

None.

mpaa rating

PG (for action and some language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Terrific voice work, impressive animated action, but an exceptionally original and memorable heroes-and-villains tale. Megamind is another effortless animation packed with nothing other than witty ideas, quirky characters and a story that’ll entertain young viewers and’ll also pleasantly surprise the parents. It’s easily the kind of film that’ll have the family return to multiple times.

Will Ferrell’s voicing of the bald-blue Megamind is perfect in a way that victoriously provides the real “bad guy” vibes to both children and adults. This action-themed family comedy also selects a surprising group of characters with excessively witty personalities. Fey feels pretty ordinary as the typical animated reporter, but there’s also Hill’s hilarious Hal, Pitt’s dazzling Metro Man and Cross’ Minion.

Megamind is the superhero and supervillain tale that delivers an entertaining story for kids, and will definitely receive notable delight from adults, but older teens and up may already be tired of the new spray of clichéd jokes. There’s a really fine choice of music, also suiting the superhero theme, but everyone seems to forget Megamind’s bland motivation between the midway point and the start of the climatic action.

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