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Megamind

Megamind

Director: Tom McGrath
Writer: Alan J. Schoolcraft, Brent Simons
Stars: Will Ferrell, Jonah Hill and Brad Pitt

Reviewed by: Scotty

The evil Megamind (Will Farrell) and heroic Metroman (Brad Pitt) are adversaries from birth that end up in the same place, Metro City. After Megamind accidentally finds Metroman’s weakness, which is copper, and destroys him, Megamind is lost without a counterpart.  This story follows Megamind’s journey to create a new hero he calls Titan (Jonah Hill), but Titan is no hero at all.  Titan is evil and does not use his new found powers to help people but to steal and destroy, which gives Megamind a chance to make up for all his wrongdoings by saving Metro City.

There are several parallels  to “Superman” throughout this movie: Megamind falls for reporter Roxanne Ritchie (Tina Fey), who is much like Lois Lane; Megamind’s alter ego is a nerd named Bernard (Ben Stiller), much like Clark Kent; and Megamind disguises himself as Jor-El to train his new hero.  The impersonation of Marlon Brando is hilarious, but will be missed by children too young to get the joke.

There were many obscure references and jokes that flew over our kids’ heads, but they kept my wife and me laughing throughout the whole movie. We enjoyed the movie more than they did.  That being said, my eight-year-old and my six-year-old were entertained enough, but my three-year-old wanted to watch SpongeBob instead.

The soundtrack is great from start to finish, with songs by AC/DC and Guns and Roses.

Megamind is a good movie, but I think it was better for adults than children.  The humor is certainly directed to the thirty-something crowd; it misses with the kids though, as there was no real humor for them.  I think my eight-year-old laughed twice during the film, and although he loves quoting funny parts of movies over and over again, he has not quoted this movie since we saw it. Unlike its’ predecessors “The Incredibles” and “Despicable Me” this movie is made for adults disguised as a kids movie.

I give it 2 guys

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