I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I love Will Ferrell. Ever since his early days on Saturday Night Live, I’ve thought that he was a hilarious actor and I don’t think that I’ve ever seen one of his uniquely funny movies that I didn’t find sensational. So when I learned that Megamind, the fantastic family action-comedy from Paramount, was being released on DVD and Blu-Ray with a special bonus disc containing a new video, I was so excited. I was even given a chance to review it for myself. Here’s a brief synopsis:
Megamind (Will Ferrell) is the most brilliant supervillain the world has ever known. And the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way. Each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as Metro Man (Brad Pitt), an invincible hero, until the day Megamind actually kills him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans.
Suddenly, Megamind has no purpose. A supervillain without a superhero. He realizes that achieving his life’s ambition is the worst thing that ever happened to him. Megamind decides that the only way out of his rut is to create a new hero opponent called Titan (voiced by Jonah Hill), who promises to be bigger, better and stronger than Metro Man ever was. Pretty quickly Titan starts to think it’s much more fun to be a villain than a good guy. Except Titan doesn’t just want to rule the world, he wants to destroy it.
Now, Megamind must decide: can he defeat his own diabolical creation? Can the world’s smartest man make the smart decision for once? Can the evil genius become the unlikely hero of his own story?
This movie was such a great family-friendly show. Will Ferrell did a sensational job of the voice of Megamind; the slight accent and mispronounced words fit perfectly with Megamind’s determined yet bumbling personality. There are lots of great moments of humour and I especially love that the movie was appropriate for all ages. There really weren’t any intensely scary moments and the battle scenes weren’t excessively violent. Very young children might find a few of the scenes a little frightening, but for the most part it was a great show for children and adults alike.
Tina Fey was very believable as the star reporter of Metro City and I honestly don’t think that there could have been a better choice for the voice of Metro Man, the handsome and powerful superhero of Metro City, than Brad Pitt. He has a fairly minor role in the film, but the few scenes in which he plays a part are wonderful and he does a great job of presenting Metro Man as a likeable character.
The best thing about the Megamind Mega Double DVD Pack is that it includes a bonus DVD of the short action-comedy Megamind: The Button of Doom. The 15-minute movie covers the adventures of Megamind and Minion on the first day of their new duties protecting Metro City.
Overall, I found this movie to be lots of fun and a great family choice. The soundtrack was incredibly upbeat and featured artists ranging from AC/DC to Michael Jackson. The plot was enjoyable and the characters had some fun interactions with one another. And throughout the movie, Will Ferrell’s deadpan narration as Megamind provided an extra dose of humour that made an already funny movie even better. Megamind is available today on DVD, so why not pick it up and sit down with the family to enjoy a great movie this weekend!
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