Anyway, enough complaints where were we? Ah, right after the initial boring hour of lead up! Crowe’s character eventually figures out how to best the system which the film takes time to explain and then Crowe takes out his “carefully” laid out plan to new extremes. Most of it just seems fake and out right unbelievable. The ambiguous ending would have worked much better and instead destroyed the mystery element of the film entirely. This really hindered the film as a whole, and brought about yet another disappointing aspect.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
While Megamind clearly has its problems, it also has its successes’ as well. The voice acting was outstanding, and gave the film a good helping of personality. Will Ferrell knows how to bring out the humor in many situations, and even in Megamind this remains true (for the most part.) With the help of Tina Fey and Jonah Hill, viewers will be pleased with the amount of humor in the film, but may find it childish and out of place at times. Visually, Megamind was good, but not great. The liveliness of the bright colors and costumes made the film exciting and the main characters were animated quite beautifully. Picky viewers may notice some characters are more visual, while other characters aren’t as crisp as their counterparts.
Overall, Megamind was an incredibly fun film. Yes, it lacked in originality and seemed very predictable, but its voice cast and visuals seem to do the film somewhat a justice. While Megamind isn’t an animated film to be remembered, it is one that lets you appreciate previous works such as Up. Unfortunately Megamind's sub par humor and plot stole far too much from other films which ultimately overshadows it's potential.
Rating: 2.5+ out of 4