Megamind Movie Review
Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, and Tina Fey are a great comedic team in the cartoon Megamind. The storyline doesn't follow a formula, it has belly laugh moments, and a kick ass soundtrack. Not to mention the main character's cool duds.
Megamind (Will Ferrell) and Metro Man (Brad Pitt) have been mortal enemies all their lives. Megamind is the villain and Metro Man is the hero in Metro City. Roxanne Ritchie (Tina Fey) is the token damsel in distress news reporter with Hal (Jonah Hill) as her camera man. When Megamind finally destroys Metro Man, Metro City goes to ruins and Megamind finds himself lost. When Megamind decides he needs another good guy to his bad, he sets his sights on Hal. But when his plan backfires, he finds himself in a new position.
The best stories in film these days come from cartoons. The Illusionist, How to Train Your Dragon, and Toy Story 3 are just a few of the animated features that are original and touching. Those two words can only be said for a small percentage of live action films. Megamind doesn't aim to pull on the heart strings but it provides plenty of laughs with witty dialogue and impeccable timing. Will Ferrell as Megamind manages to tone down his over the top personality and just be funny instead of annoying. Nobody could be more perfect for Metro Man than Brad Pitt. Even without being able to see his handsome mug he still oozes charisma. And Tina Fey infuses her dry humor A game into Roxanne. The best sight in Megamind? His outfits. You can almost see the crease in the leather as he moves. The best is his finale outfit, “Black Mamba.” Megamind is what Gene Simmons wishes he could be, evil and costumes combined.
Jonah Hill plays the same shtick with every character he plays. Its becoming cumbersome.
Megamind will make you laugh again and again. It will make you tap your feet to the music of AC/DC and Ozzy Osbourne. And you will never hear “melancholy” the same again.