The film Megamind is probably one those 2010 computer animated film superheroes with a whole comedy theme to it, making it entertaining for both adults and kids. It was created by Dream Works Animation and Red Hour Productions as well; the film was then distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film’s was first released in the United States in Digital 3D, IMAX 3D and 2D upon November the 5th in the year 2010. The film features the voice acting of Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, David Cross, and Jonah Hill and other stars. The film’s director is none other than with the expertise of Tom McGrath.
The film was first had the title of Master Mind and then Oobermind, both were used in the formulation of the final title. And Lara Breay and Denise Nolan Cascino were the film’s producers of the film. Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld were the executive producers of it. Ben Stiller was originally the cast for the role Megamind, and later Robert Downey, Jr., but Will Ferrell was given the role, due to some “scheduling conflicts” for Downey.
The film was then written by Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons, for the good of the movie. The movie that is Megamind was able to receive great positive reviews from most of its critics with the film garnering a good ’72’ percent “fresh” rating on the review aggregate of Rotten Tomatoes based on the 166 reviews with a garnered average rating of 6.6/10. Basically it consensus states that the film “regurgitates plot points from earlier animated efforts, and isn’t quite as funny as it should be, which was kind of sad, but a top-shelf voice cast and strong visuals help make the film Megamind a pleasant, and if unspectacular, diversion.” Another review aggregate of it, is the Metacritic that assigns a normalized rating out of 100 top reviews from the mainstream critics, with it is a calculated average score of 64 that is mainly based on 32 reviews given to it.
Chicago Sun Times representative Robert Ebert gave the award of the film for three out of a possible four starts, with a statement added that: ‘This set-up is bright and amusing, even if it does feel recycled from bits and pieces of such recent animated landmarks.’ Stephen Holder a film critic for The New York Times, positively wrote in his review that the “Visually Megamind is immaculately sleek and gracefully enhanced by 3-D.” with it pointing to positive reviews and that the film would be a good watch and very much worthwhile.
With the representative Owen Gleiberman from Entertainment Weekly film reviewer graded the film with a B+ and described the film as one that is “too goofy-surreal to pack a lot of emotional punch, but it’s antically light on its feet, with 3-D images that have a lustrous, gizmo-mad sci-fi clarity” with a thought that it was somewhat childish in a way but a fun way to watch it. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone wrote that “What this raucous 3D animated fun house lacks in originality it makes up for in visual and vocal wit.
Betsy Sharkey the representative of The Los Angeles Times gave the film with somewhat mixed review concerning its overall rating and wrote that “Just as Megamind struggles to find his center, at times, so does the film”, Which kind of stands on the neutral side of things. For some additional fact on the film; Megmaind was released on both Blu-ray Disc and DVD on 25th of February 2011, and accompanied with an all new short with the title ‘Megamind: The Button of Doom’ to the package. Basically the button of doom also had its television premiere on Nick which was then aired on February the 26th of the same year. So basically the reviews say that the film is decent enough to be called ‘good’ and majority says it was worth the watch. Try to watch it yourself to get a good laugh and be entertained by it. It will surely be worthy it.