Interesting (in a "not what was expected" kind of way) film.
"Megamind" previews played it off as a comedy - turns out it was anything but - even for kids. Waiting with baited breath the entire film for something funny to happen or be said (something OTHER than what we'd seen in the trailers), the laughs never came (even with WF as the main character).
As with any superhero type movie, there's a lot of action. The movie feels like it was built around the fact that it would be shown in 3D, not built around a great story.
That said, it wasn't a bad movie. Call it yet another angle on the "Is the bad guy really a bad guy?" theme that continues to be grow since its inception in the broadway musical "Wicked".
If you haven't seen Megamind - don't. There's really no reason to spend the money. Big WF fans and kids - hold off for the .99 cent video version.
Looks like Hollywood is continuing to figure out that millions of people will pay for wholesome entertainment with no blatant agenda - and bring their kids too. This summer alone Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon, and now Despicable Me are all HUGE box-office hits. So you should expect more of this pleasant trend to continue. Ok, to the movie.
Suburban living, but unmistakeably unconventional Gru clandestinely works to be the world's "greatest" super-villan. But he's got competition in a younger Bill Gates look-a-like in a jumpsuit named Vector. Vector is a whiz, but Gru has help - an annoying, pragmatic evil scientist and hundreds, if not thousands of "Minions" - little yellow dudes. Are they enough to get Gru what he wants...what he REALLY wants?
That's all I'm saying - now go see the show yourself (and take a kid). :)
your late elementary/early middle school kid will like it. Lots of gross-out humor, avoiding bullies, fighting with siblings - the usual.
If you've read the books or have young one who's done so, don't think the movie is going to light your fire. That's almost always the case in a book-to-movie transition, but DOAWK seemed to make that problem even more apparent. The book has its own illustrations, but the movie was actual live characters - with a few of the book illustrations added in. The result? As we were leaving the theater, one 10-ish kid said it would have better just to animate the illustrations from the book. Can't say I'd disagree...and it's probably what's kept the movie from being a BIGTIME hit.
Solid hit as a young family flick, especially since there's been such a lull for some time now.
Obviously young kids enamored with football will love it, but those who are fond of dance/ballet will also have plenty to like. And yet, this movie is not about either football or ballet!
While nobody's going to mistake the Rock for an oscar nominee, he does put some heart into his leading role as the famous quarterback Joe Kingman. On the opposite side of the heart scale is Kira Sedgwick, who lamely plays the Rock's conniving agent.
Surprisingly, Disney took an unexpected positive jump forward as it included in the movie a solid dance track from faith-based artist Toby Mac, "Feeling So Fly".
Several questions will be answered by watching this movie:
Can a ridiculously spoiled, uncaring trust-baby, driftwood twenty-something, devoid of substance, looking for "fun" bachelor discover that (his) life really isn't about him at all?
Can a clever, overtly demanding, terminally ill kid find a real friend?
Can an aging business tycoon, pathetic but suddenly contrite patriarch save even one person in his family?
Can a devout, emotionally stung, single-mom trust one who has previously taken advantage of her?
This movie has an extremely creative plot that bolster those who crave suspense, melt the hardest of hearts, and surprise even the most suspicious in the end.
Not a kid-friendly flick but a must for anyone over the age of 15.
5 stars for anyone.