Megamind

Theatrical Release: November 5, 2010
DVD Release: February 25, 2011
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Synopsis

Megamind is the most brilliant super-villain the world has ever known…and the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way – Each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as “Metro Man,” until the day Megamind actually defeats him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly, the fate of Metro City is threatened when a new villain arrives and chaos runs rampant, leaving everyone to wonder: Can the world’s biggest “mind” actually be the one to save the day?

Dove Review

“Megamind” is a wildly imaginative movie. The 3D effects, the animation, the pranks and pratfalls and characters, all are combined and result in an effective film that holds the audience’s attention for the ninety six minute runtime. In addition, I heard a lot of laughter during the screening I attended. Some of that came from me.

Megamind is a traveler from space at the same time that Metro Man is, and both are infants when they fall from the stars. Megamind grows up to be jealous of Metro Man and all that he symbolizes and the adulation that is heaped on him. Megamind is the evil one, who winds up with over eighty life sentences in prison! When he eventually apparently kills Metro Man, he takes over the city which becomes rampant with crime. Soon he becomes bored when there is no hero to stop him and he actually invents a new hero to be his foil. Yet he discovers as the story progresses that maybe there is some good in him. In one nice scene which can be a good example to children he says the two words, “I’m sorry.”

The characters are great fun with fantastic expressions and funny lines and movie goers are sure to have a good time at this one. The content is mild and listed below. We are happy to award “Megamind” our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages. The only ones who might possibly experience any fright might be the very young when Metro Man apparently dies but not one child cried or seemed upset when I saw the picture and there were a lot of kids present. “Megamind” will stay on your mind after you see it. And when you think of the film, you will no doubt find yourself smiling. So will your kids. I will repeat what I heard one young teen say as he left the theater. “I liked that movie.”

Content Description

Sex: A couple share a kiss.
Language: O/G-1; Butt-2; Frickin-1; Unfreaking-1; Crap-2; Good Lord-1; a portion of the rock song "Highway to H" is played but the H word is never heard as the radio crackles at that point.
Violence: Fantasy violence with explosions and super heroes and villains throwing a few punches; a bouncing ball hits a window and some people; buildings are destroyed; a character strikes another one with a stick.
Drugs: In one scene a couple share a toast of what looks like champagne.
Nudity: None
Other: A character's behind stands out for a moment when he puts on a tight suit; a super hero walks on water; it's said a villain's parents are smiling down from "evil heaven"; a skeleton of Metro Man is seen but it is done in a fantasy way and we learn there is more to the story.

Info

Company: DreamWorks
Writer: Alan J. Schoolcraft & Brent Simons
Director: Tom McGrath
Producer: Lara Breay
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 96 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter