The script and screenplay of Megamind, by Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons, are very good. By turning the conventional super-hero-villain relationship upside down, the writers have managed to turn the ugly, blue-headed Megamind into an adorable character, in spite of all his villainy. It must be mentioned, however, that Megamind is never a real tormentor; all his ‘villainous’ actions are accompanied by humour, thus convincing the audience that he is a fake villain, meant to transform into the hero towards the end of the film. To that extent, the film’s story is predictable. Having said that, it must be added that the film will still be enjoyed by people, for its excellent dialogues – which are peppered with wit and sarcasm. A small back-story, about the genesis of Megamind and Metro Man’s rivalry, is also very interesting. Also watch out for the excellently choreographed action sequences and a Godfather spoof.

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As far as the voice acting is concerned, funnyman Will Ferrell takes the cake. He is simply marvellous as the voice of Megamind. Brad Pitt plays Metro Man, the Mr. Goody-Two-Shoes, perfectly. Tina Fey, Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill are good, too.

Director Tom McGrath makes a palatable fare for the children and the adults alike. He tells his story with panache. The background score by Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe lightens up the frames. The editing by Michael Andrews is also good. DreamWorks surpasses itself yet again when it comes to the quality of animation. The film, made in INTRU 3D, is pleasing to the eyes, yet includes all the action scenes you can think of.

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All in all, Megamind is a good film with a universal story but its appeal will be restricted to the city-based audiences in India. If you are one for Hollywood comedies, go for it!




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