Megamind: Blu Ray Review
Released by Universal Pictures
Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt star in this animated outing which remains as
impressive on the small screen as it did on the big.
Ferrell is big blue headed supervillain Megamind, a kind of cross
between the Mars Attacks creatures and the Mekon. Dispatched from his dying
planet by his parents, he begins a rivalry with Metroman (voiced by Brad Pitt),
who was also sent from a dying world by family.
But unlike Metroman who landed in an estate with well to do parents,
Megamind crashed into the penitentiary and was brought up as a villain.
After years of rivalry "where Metroman would win some battles, but I
(Megamind) would almost win others," Megamind finally gains the upper hand and
kills Metroman off.
However, after the initial
thrill of dispatching his lifelong rival, ole Bluey realizes that his life is
quite empty without someone to thwart his dastardly plans - and so conceives to
give superpowers to a regular schlub to give him purpose in life.
There's much to enjoy here - with unexpected humour
and great one liners through out (some of which will require a second viewing to
really pick up on.)
There's also plenty of riffing
on the Superman myth; right from the opening sequence to Megamind becoming a
Brandoesque mentor to Hal when he gives him new powers. There's also some great
visual gags peppering the film throughout - the best of which is an Obama
inspired poster which amuses greatly.
amusing, it's a treat for all the family.
Behind the scenes, commentaries, games and a brand new short with the return of
Megamind and minion.