Friday, May 6, 2011
Starring (voices of): Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, Brad Pitt
Megamind gets sent hurtling towards Earth as a baby, along with another little Martian bub, and they land in very different locations. One becomes a SuperHero (Metro Man) while the other grows to be his rival, the villainous Megamind. I thought this film was OK. Not too bad. Will Ferrell does a fantastic job voicing Megamind, his voice instantly recognisable. Weirdly, Tina Fey sounds a lot like Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine from Seinfeld) in some scenes.
Also, Ben Stiller is one of the Executive Producers and has a small role as Curator Bernard. I can't believe I didn't realise it was him until the end credits! Ooh, just read on Wiki that Ben Stiller was originally going to play Megamind, then Robert Downey Jr, but Will Ferrell got the part due to scheduling conflicts. Kinda glad, because as much as I love RDJ (a lot!), Will Ferrell was perfect in the comedic lead role. OK it's not brilliant, but if you want to keep your toddler entertained without having to sit through 1.5 hours of Yo Gabba Gabba, you might want to download, I mean hire or buy, Megamind.
Have you seen Megamind?