Wednesday, March 23, 2011

27/50: Megamind

This actually worked for me. It was something I hadn't really seen before. A good vs. evil that I hadn't seen, but it is possible it has been done before.

Megamind (Will Ferrell) and Metro Man (Brad Pitt) are from a different planet that is blown up and both are sent to Earth in order to save their lives. As their lives progress on Earth, Megamind turns into a huge villain while Metro Man becomes the superhero of Metropolis.

Megamind and his sidekick, Minion (David Cross), are always trying to take over Metropolis and Metro Man is always able to thwart their plans. It is so predictable that when Megamind captures Metro Man's girlfriend, Roxanne Ritchie (Tina Fey) - and local TV reporter - she knows everything that he is about to do before he even does it.

But, when Megamind blows up Metro Man and the city is suddenly without its superhero, the city is taken over by its villain.

Megamind, however, begins to feel different, despite having everything that he has always wanted. What point is it in being a villain without a hero to try and stop you?

So, he tries to create another superhero, and accidentally creates one in the form of Ritchie's cameraman, Hal Stewart (Jonah Hill).

I have to admit I was surprised. I wasn't expecting to like this as much as I did and to be surprised by the plot so much. Still not as great as some of the other animation films as last year, but still totally worth the watch.


1 comment:

  1. I liked this a lot more than I thought I would too. It felt like a fresh take on the superheroes.