Saturday, 9 April 2011
Movies I've Seen: Megamind
For those who don't know, the plot of the movie involves the battle between the supervillain Megamind and his archenemy, the superhero Metroman, and what happens when, against all logic, Megamind defeats him and the resulting fallout.
Great animation, funny in the right places, and although it did do some pop cultural references, as is the way with Dreamworks movies, they were actually relevant to what to the genre the movie was a homage to.
When Megamind is impersonating a holographic Jor-El figure to teach a new superhero, for example, he does a Marlon Brando impression... though it's Brando circa the Godfather, which is AWESOME.
Certainly up there was the better Dreamworks movies, and also one of the better superhero movies as well to an extent. Certainly had better superhuman action scenes than a lot of live-action ones (Superman Returns, I'm looking at you, you and your giant rock!).
The characters are nicely realised, putting a nice slant on Silver Age comics, particularly Superman ones. Even the characters who in other productions would be kind of toolish, Metroman for example, actually comes across as fairly rounded.