Monday, January 10, 2011

Megamind

It's quite obvious that the animation genre is doing extremely well, with at least one big major release from one of the world renowned design studios every second month to keep us entertained and laughing ourselves sore. But the animation genre is becoming a bit overcrowded these days and the creators seem to be struggling to generate original ideas that can still capture audiences. This is exactly why original and daring concepts like Megamind from Dreamworks studio is an extremely refreshing find.

With the excellent voice talents of alternative comedy geniuses, Tina Fey, Brad Pitt and Will Farrel and Jonah Hill, one immediately gets the idea that this is a different type of animated adventure.

Though the ensemble voice cast do a great job (as one would expect), the movie's strongest asset is defintely the plot. Without giving much away, Megamind gives it's viewers an interesting and quite complex study of the boundary between good and evil, successfully raising some very thought provoking questions about morals in general. Most of these complexities will surely go over the heads of younger audience members, but there are luckily more than enough colourful and lively things happening on screen to keep the younger of mind thoroughly entertained as well!

"Megamind gives it's viewers an interesting and quite complex study of the boundary between good and evil, successfully raising some very thought provoking questions..."

A powerful comedic script complement the more matured subject matter perfectly - exactly the type of humour the leading voice cast members are so well known for, with Tina Fey and Will Farrell working together really well to make the laughs hit hard.

If you've missed your chance to see the film in your nearby cinema, do not fret - this rare complex animated gem will work just as well on DVD.  

Highlight: When Megamind plays with 'cars' in the city...

Like all proper villains, Megamind enjoys making a proper entrance.

Rating: 4 Meerkat Tails