Megamind is the most brilliant super-villain the world has ever known, and the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way - each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as
Megamind is the most brilliant super-villain the world has ever known, and the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way - each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as less
“A must watch for those who love animation, but might not be equally amusing for others!”
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Megamind will charm you from the very first frame where Dreamworks logo appears in 3D. Another addition to the fast growing 3D kiddie films, Megamind is a story of an evil-in-deeds-good-at-heart supervillian called, well, what else but Megamind. His sole purpose in life, to beat the city superhero Metroman, is lost, when he accidentally kills him. This leaves Megamind's villiany with no good to fight against. Evil has a definition only when good exists. And so, how he solves his problem of resurrecting the good that he vanquished makes up the rest of the film.
The film turns the classic superhero tale upside down The villian is the centre of the film, there is a mandatory girlfriend of the superhero, who is as always a journo, yet she has a thing for normalcy, and is not, in her own words "not seeing Metroman". and Metroman himself, loathes "not having all powers but the power to chose".
Like every animation film, the heart of the story is a moral tale for kiddies. And like every other animation film, there's just about enough spice and wit to engage the kiddies-at-heart too. But unlike most other animation films lately, Megamind isn't superlatively enjoyable. It just passes muster as a decent film.
The animation is top class. Each of the main characters are "alive" so to speak, charming and witty, especially the heroine voiced by Tina Fey. Yet, the film has a sense of fatigue and de ja vu.
3D is intelligently used, and subtle. Here too, though, there is a strong been-there-done-that feel, that takes away from the fun. May be the film would've worked better without the 3D, leaving the makers time to flesh out the story better. There seems to be an overkill of 3D in 2010, and with not many multiplexes offering even a decent 3D experience, the technology becomes more of an irritant gimmickry that leaves one with a bad after taste.
The kids would definitely love the film. It has some real nice action, lots of bumpy mistakes and easy on the eye characters to please them. It is the adult kiddies who might not like the film much.
In an year that's seen classics like How to Tame Your Dragon and Despicable Me, Megamind comes as a dampner. Watch it better on a dvd, without the irritating 3D glasses, and you might just end up loving the film :)