Megamind: What if A Superhero had an Evil Twin? Or Wait, What If... He Was Ugly? Or No, What If He Walked With a Limp And Needed A Guide Dog? No, I Got A Better One...
"Megamind" didn't bomb, but it vastly underperformed. Big Chief Jeffrey Katzenberg couldn't come out fast enough to say that it wasn't going to get a sequel because its "approach and tone and the idea of parody" did not play well overseas. It is not a bad film, in fact, it is quite enjoyable, but it has a wise-guy sensibility that requires a certain jaded mindset to appreciate fully - or internationally.
|The "Megamind" DVD.|
|Give me five, bro!|
|Roxanne is played by Tina Fey.|
|Megamind hands outstretched.|
|Hal is quite annoying.|
|Megamind and Roxanne.|
|Megamind as a baby.|
You can almost hear the gears whirring away in the screenwriters' heads: "This vision of a perfect guy without some flaw we can look down upon and feel pity for, it's so, like, 20th Century." It's another chip at ("deconstruction of") the question of whether those types of people that we automatically used to look up to are still worthy of respect (the answer invariably being no, because we no longer automatically respect any entire group). If those are the sorts of comic-book-geek questions or social attitudes that delight you, well, this film will astound and delight, otherwise, it likely won't - the latter seeming to be the general consensus. The chain of thought I just described is why there will be a high likelihood that you will say/think something along the lines of, "Will Ferrell was okay, but the story was kind of stupid" after you watch "Megamind."
|"I'm so evil muahahahaha"|
|"I better switch that monitor off before she sees what I was looking at!|
|"Here I come, to save the day!"|
|The three principals.|
|"Oh, so you like music, how interesting."|