Megamind

Out Now On-Demand

DreamWorks (Madagascar, Shrek) 3D animated comedy. After super-villain Megamind (Will Ferrell) kills his good-guy nemesis, Metro Man (Brad Pitt), he becomes bored since there is no one left to fight. He creates a new foe, Titan (Jonah Hill), who, instead of using his powers for good, sets out to destroy the world, positioning Megamind to save the day for the first time in his life.

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DreamWorks Animation

Animated, Comedy, Kids & Family

96mins

Rating: PG contains low level violence

USA

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NB: Our reviewer saw the 3D version of this film.

The super-villain is back in business. Hot on the heels of Despicable Me’s Gru comes the blue, bulbous-headed Megamind, wannabe tyrant of Metro City and arch-nemesis of the citizens’ beloved Metroman. Gru and Mega must be related – they’re both a plastic surgeon’s dream, they both think dastardly, and they’re big softies underneath it all.

All serves to highlight that Megamind, whilst a fun watch, is content to follow formula. It isn’t very unique (The Incredibles did superheroes and did it better), but it will play better to a younger, less discerning crowd. Despite a darker tone than one might expect, the humour is too mundane to appeal to adults (the song selections, in particular, are very unimaginative).

But the 3D animation is vibrant and well utilised, a couple of top comedians lend their voices (though Will Ferrell’s just not the same without his face), and the climatic battle is big and loud. Megamind is a moderately amusing experience, if not one of the year’s most memorable animated efforts.

Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

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An amusing family entertainment and gains some energy from clever dialogue and the fun Will Ferrell has with his character.

Christchurch Press (James Croot)

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By his own admission, Megamind (Will Ferrell) had a “fairly standard childhood”.

Empire (UK)

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Like his plans, Megamind verges on greatness but has flaws. But it’s fun, energetic and at times dazzling. Expect a stronger sequel — unlikely to be ‘darker and grittier’, though.

Guardian (UK)

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Good stuff, up to a point, but nothing like the passion and brilliance of The Incredibles or Toy Story.

Hollywood Reporter

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Fast-paced but not frantic, goofily good-natured and attractively designed for widescreen 3D.

New York Times

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Visually Megamind is immaculately sleek and gracefully enhanced by 3-D

NZ Herald (Francesca Rudkin)

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A lot of fun, but little heart

Total Film (UK)

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Like Monsters Vs. Aliens, a retro-stylised fantasy-satire that balances knowingness with affection, winning kids and olds over in the process. Wry, spry and very funny.

Variety (USA)

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This latest DreamWorks toon, while not without its moments of wit and emotion, comes off as a derivative wisecracking machine rather than a feat of sustained imagination.

MegaBland

The idea of a Superman pastiche would make for a fun movie and appeal to adults too in the hands of PIXAR - whose MONSTERS INC, UP and WALL-E work on several levels. But this is typical DREAMWORKS fare - a neat idea (eg. Panda + Kung Fu = $$$) - given a flimsy script, a good voice cast and a cool trailer and... that's all folks! Will Ferrell is fun but limited by a slight script, too low on gags, and Bradley Pitt-Jolie is wasted.

All in all? Instantly forgettable. Fun while it lasts. Nice concept - but its potential is never fully realised.


Baddies are goodies to

This a story told from the perspective of the bad guy and what happens when all he has lived for is gone what is he to do Will Ferrell again his voice is genuis you either love him or hate him a good film great to keep the children busy for a while


Great Film For All Ages

This movie was a lot better than I expected it to be. I really enjoyed it and so did my kids. Would recommend this to the young and old alike.

enjoyable

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enjoyable

it was a good movie hardly got bored queit long though but other then that very enjoyable

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it's a great movie really funny i would rate it more than 5 stars thow

AMAZING.

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AMAZING.

THIS MOVIE WAS SO wow, LIKE Wurld of W4rcr4ft.

Omg

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Omg

Dis moo-v waz sup4 oarsum.

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I wasn't expecting to enjoy this movie. But It was really good loved it

Great

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Great

Clearly Moana you were watching a different movie ( or have you even bothered to watch it?!?)

This was a funny movie for the adults and the kids, better than Dispicable Me.

Dhruv

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Cool

It's a fun movie for the family