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?
“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.”