Rating PG for action and mild language.
Reminsicent of early Superman, Megamind is sent hurtling through space by his parents to escape the destruction of his planet. Only in this twist, Metroman is also sent away by his parents and ends up landing in the lap of luxury on Earth. Metroman is everything that Megamind is not and so Megamind gives up trying to be good and turns his rather large brain towards evil instead. Although, one can't help but feel right from the get go that Megamind is not really evil at heart.
Sex and Nudity: Roxanne and Megamind (disguised as a different man) kiss.
Violence & Gore Comical violence; lots of fighting between Megamind and Superhero.
Profanity: 2 uses of freaking, 2 religious exclamations, Highway to Hell (song) played in background.
Our children did enjoy watching this film but like I said, I thought it was just okay. While the movie was upbeat and well animated, the following day I had two sick kids at home and neither of them wanted to watch it again. Hmm.
So what have you seen lately?
Written by Ken Daurio (screenplay), Sergio Pablos (story) and Cinco Paul (screenplay)
Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud
Starring the voice talents of: Steve Carrell, Jason Segel, Julie Andrews, Russell Brand, Will Arnet, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher, Jemaine Clement, Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud etc.
Rating: PG for rude humour and mild action
I had been really looking forwad to the release of this DVD and have to say that I got a real kick out of it. I especially appreciated the dark humour brought to this film as much as I enjoyed the sweet comedy of the orphans and slapstick zaniness of the minions. I love Steve Carrell's take on the Gru character and can't help but try to mimic his accent around the house. Julie Andrew's plays her part so well, that I had to re think the entire movie through to figure out what character she played. Once I knew she was in it, it wasn't hard to figure out she played Gru's mother but the fact that I missed it the first time around was something since I'm usually dead on picking out voices.
The theme while certainly not a new one is reminiscent of the old Spy vs. Spy comics. It also plays on the old standard theme of bad guy turns good. Still, there is so much going on in this film, twists and turns of the plot, that it keeps even the adults interested right to the end. Your heart warms to the plight of the three little orphans and can easily sympathize with Gru and his desire to be successful even it is at being bad.
Violence and Gore: Mild slapstick humor throughout. A lot of the gags are derived from the unusual and dangerous surroundings that they are now living in. IE, a child steps into an iron maiden which then closes on her. What looks to be blood is seen leaking from inside and the other girls are horrified. When the iron maiden is re-opened it turns out her juice box was pierced and leaking.
Profanity: Very mild language; "fart", "butt", etc.
As always, if you have concerns about a movie, my best recommendation to you is to pre-screen it before showing it to your children. Time and time again we've been glad we did.
One of the lovable characters of the farm is Timmy, a baby lamb, who gets into all sorts of mishief. He's absolutely adorable, complete with sou sou. Well the Oscar winning Aardman Studios felt Timmy deserved his own show, hence Timmy is off to pre-school in his own series.
For the first time Timmy Time is being released on February 22nd in Timmy Time: Timmy Steals the Show.
"Timmy Time follows the adventures of Timmy, a little lamb with a lot to learn as he enters preschool. Fans of Aardman’s hit children’s series Shaun the Sheep will recognize Timmy as the baby lamb on the farm who is frequently drawn into all kinds of chaotic adventures by the mischievous older sheep. Used to having his way by being “the only lamb in the flock,” Timmy is now heading to preschool to graze on some important life lessons about playing nicely with others, namely his fellow classmates of the furry, feathered and spiky types."
Haven't seen or heard of Timmy Time? Here's a clip. (Note audio wouldn't work for me but maybe it will for you. Let me know if it doesn't so I can switch the clip. Thanks.)
Labels: DVD releasem, Shaun the Sheep, sheep, Timmy Time, wallace and gromit. Aardman Studios. Oscar Winning