Director: Tom McGrath
Starring: Will Ferrell, Jonah Hill, Brad Pitt and Tina Fey
The battle between good and evil has always been an epic theme in Hollywood movies, but what happens when the villain doesn’t want to be the bad guy anymore?
Meet Megamind (Will Ferrell), the “incredibly handsome master of all villainy” who has all the evil tricks in the book. Megamind has spent his life trying to take over Metrocity and finally succeeds afer he beats his nemesis Metro Man(Brad Pitt) and realizes there are no more heroes left.
Megamind rampages through Metro City, thrilled to be terrorizing a city without Metro Man to stop him. But as time goes on, Megamind finds ruling a city isn’t nearly as satisfying as he thought it would be.
While Megamind and Metro Man are the film’s principal characters, the supporting cast also proves to add depth to the film.
The nosy but successful reporter Roxanne Richi (Tina Fey) adores Metro Man and is Megamind’s personal favourite. Her lovesick cameraman, Hal Stewart (Jonah Hill), follows her around but can never fully express himself. Minion (David Cross) is Megamind’s best friend and devious partner who helps him out from all kinds of binds — more specifically, criminal sentences.
Megamind’s spectacular voice casting adds to the script’s good humour allowing the audience to fully understand and love these unique characters.
Along with comedic value and the glamour of star-studded voices, there is a deep message embedded in the story that goes beyond the classic good versus bad guy gimmick. Few films manipulate the emotions an audience should feel towards the bad guy, but Megamind’s creators knew exactly how to cater to the audience without being too predictable.
A surprising twist leaves Megamind and Roxanne forced to co-operate with each other and is the perfect event to illustrate the importance of change and good intentions.
DreamWorks has once again made an excuse for adults to attend children’s movies. The characters are loveable, the twists are entertaining, and the conclusion isn’t disappointing or expected. Standing in line with kids surrounding you is definitely worth the awkward wait.