Action | Animation | Comedy
Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, David Cross, J.K. Simmons, Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux, Christopher Knights, Tom McGrath, Jack Blessing, Jessica Schulte
The supervillain Megamind (Will Ferrell) finally defeats his nemesis, the superhero Metro Man (Brad Pitt). But without a hero, he loses all purpose and must find new meaning to his life.
DreamWorks Animation is notorious for creating an unpleasing combination of great and bad films. 2010 did open wonderfully with the spectacular "How to Train Your Dragon", and closed in a good way with "Megamind", an enjoyable animated flick for adults and kids alike.
I gotta say I was pleasingly surprised to see the way the story unfolds. Opening like some kind of parody of Superman - and continuing like a satire of superhero films -, the story seems to take a path we all already know, seen over and over again, with the muscled, super-powered superhero beating the villain's ass. Instead, it's the blue, giant-headed villain Megamind to win, and, after defeating his nemesis, he teaches us - mostly to kids - an important lesson: even the most evil amongst the villains has good inside, and can do good, and "Destiny", like Megamind says at the end, "isn't the path chosen for us, but the path we chose for ourselves."
Despite the main character is a villain - finally a film about the bad guy, am I right? -, it is quite easy to identify with Megamind, and if you do, you'll certainly love this film.
Even though the characters kind of look like creepy The Sims people, the animation is great and pays great attention to detail.
The music is just spot on. From Hans Zimmer's score to Guns N' Roses "Welcome To The Jungle" or AC/DC's "Highway to Hell". Every song picked just feels perfect for the scene it is used in.
The creative dialogue filled with jokes is well delivered by a great voice cast that fitted the characters perfectly. Will Ferrell, Tina Fey and David Cross especially did a wonderful job.
Please DreamWorks, make more movies like this one.