The supervillain Megamind finally conquers his nemesis, the hero Metro Man... but finds his life pointless without a hero to fight.

Directed by Tom McGrath

Written by Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons

Starring the voice talents of:  Will Ferrell, Jonah Hill, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, David Cross, Justin Theroux, Ben Stiller, Jessica Schulte, Tom McGrath, Emily Nordwind, J. K. Simmons etc.

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.

While I enjoyed this movie, I didn't think it was the greatest I'd seen in a while.  I felt the themes, especially the one of unrequited love, were a bit too mature for kids.  Granted my kids are under 8 and I have yet to learn what they will be interested in or are even capable of understanding at that age. I did appreciate the humour and as always loved Will Ferrell in his role as Megamind.  I was a bit disappointed not to hear more lines from Brad Pitt, mainly I think because it intrigued me that he was appearing in this type of film. 

Some of the dialogue was genuinely funny but even so both my husband and I started to drift off somewhere in the middle.  Granted, that could merely be due to the busy lives we lead or too much supper or maybe this movie is better seen in 3D in the Theatre than at home.  Still, given that the biggest issues of the film was the action, we felt okay with allowing our children to watch this film.  

Parental Concerns: 

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.

Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking Roxanne and Megamind (disguised as a different man) drink champagne
Frightening/Intense Scenes : A Character is thought to be killed and a skeleton is shown.
Titan declares that there is no Easter Bunny and there is no Tooth Fairy, which may upset younger viewers.

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?

1 comment:

allison tait said...

Great review! I love these types of reviews of kids movies, because it helps me to work out whether it's suitable for my kids. Too often adults review kids movies as adults - and forget to let you know if it's suitable for your four year old!

Thanks for popping by the Fibro.