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Review: Megamind

Let’s hear it for celebrity voices and an excess of licensed pop music!
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 3, 2010
2.5 2.5 Stars


Did you like Universal's Despicable Me and its computer-animated 3D tale of a misunderstood criminal mastermind? Well, then, you're in luck: DreamWorks' latest computer-animated 3D release — which deals with the exploits of a misunderstood supervillain named Megamind (voiced by Will Ferrell) — is basically the same film, with a twisted take on the Superman/Lex Luthor dynamic. Keep in mind, Pixar mined the superhero genre far better six years ago with The Incredibles, and DreamWorks itself is capable of superior fare like this past summer's How To Train Your Dragon. Still, if celebrity voices (there's also Brad Pitt as vain hero Metro Man, Tina Fey as the Lois Lane–like Roxanne Ritchi, and Jonah Hill as the Jimmy Olsen-like dork Hal Stewart) and an excess of licensed pop music are your thing, you might forgive the lack of ambition here as director Tom McGrath (Madagascar) treads familiar territory.

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5 Comments / Add Comment


wow. worst review ever. did you even watch the film you idiot?
Posted: November 03 2010 at 11:13 AM


What an idiot, shame on you!!!! Go spend at least 1 hour to watch the movie before writing bad things about it! You just fool yourself!
Posted: November 04 2010 at 9:58 PM


I don't understand how you can write a bad review on this movie. I loved it from start to finish. Maybe the reason that the misunderstood villian who is confilicted about his choices is an often hit upon subject is because it's appealing subject matter. At any rate, I found this movie to be consistently funny and tremendously entertaining. Maybe we didn't watch the same movie.
Posted: November 06 2010 at 11:41 PM


I cant believe you are saying this was a terrible movie. Did you see Despicable Me or Megamind? Completely different stories in which Megamind did a much better job of character development and had a much bigger more elaborate story about a super villain turning good with through many conflicts. Despicable Me was much more simple and unmoving.
Posted: November 09 2010 at 12:50 PM


i agree with the reviewer
Posted: November 16 2010 at 10:00 PM
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