Megamind is mega-tastic

What a mega-tastic joy is MEGAMIND.

A very cleverly plotted animated homage to all those Superman, Spider-Man (even The Incredibles) superhero movies with its tongue firmly planted in its cheek, that’s MEGAMIND.

Will Ferrell is Megamind

Will Ferrell is Megamind

Director Tom McGrath and writers Alan Schoolcraft and Brett Simons have fashioned this comedy about a devilish super-villain whose life falls apart when he finally defeats his nemesis Metro Man and finds he’s got no-one left to fight against. Life becomes super boring but perhaps he needs to change his wicked ways to move forward? And maybe then he could even find love?

The casting of someone who could embody such an evil genius in all his posturing, comedic and darkly conflicted brilliance was surely a no-brainer, because who else could you choose but Will Ferrell? I’ve loved his recent dramatic (non-animated) performances in films like Stranger Than Fiction and the new Everything Must Go but that in no way means ignoring his fantastic comedic performances in my personal favourites, Semi-Pro and Land of the Lost“Don’t forget to point your toe!”

Added to this, the supporting cast of voices are simply top notch. Everybody’s favourite comedienne right now Tina Fey is sassy reporter Roxanne, the brilliant Jonah Hill is wannabe baddie Titan and a cheeky Brad Pitt in a hilarious cameo as Metro City’s favourite superhero Metro Man.

MEGAMIND is a really fun way to spend 90 minutes and although they may have a way to go before they hit the phenomenal scoring rate of Pixar, it’s nice one on this Dreamworks and producer Ben Stiller!