Megamind Reviews

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December 10, 2010
It's a sassy comedy with a lot of one-liners, some of which apparently came from improvisation between Ferrell and Fey, both in good vocal form. The quality of animation is outstanding, as you would expect.
December 8, 2010
A full-bodied, busy-as-heck, funny-as-heck comedy adventure from Dreamworks that merrily riffs -- in its own fractured way -- on the Superman legend.
December 8, 2010
If you understand what it's trying to do, you will like it a good deal better than if you don't.
December 2, 2010
Good stuff, up to a point, but nothing like the passion and brilliance of The Incredibles or Toy Story.
December 2, 2010
A fun ride but just that.
December 1, 2010
For a film whose stock in trade are tongue-in-cheek reversals of comic-book cliché, it too often settles for trite audience-pleasing.
November 15, 2010
The fast-paced wisecracks and ironic asides that are the studio's hallmark help to push the film past the lumpy, generic storytelling.
November 5, 2010
No doubt some of it is charming enough to induce giggles in its preteen target audience... What's needed is a narrative invention to match the technical invention.
November 5, 2010
You'll enjoy it. And then you'll forget it.
November 5, 2010
The story's the thing. And this one is as subtly deep as it is ridiculously fun.
November 5, 2010
I do love Ferrell, whose absurdist man-child routine has always been a matter of taste.
Top Critic
November 5, 2010
The kiddie set can chortle at Megamind's slapstick and its goofy one-upmanship while adults get a kick out of all the smart spatial tricks that highlight the 3-D effects.
November 5, 2010
Small children are likely to be disappointed by the paucity of silly slapstick or bathroom gags, while their older siblings will probably fidget at the lack of scares.
November 5, 2010
This animated feature is what Yogi Berra called "déjà vu all over again," its shopworn premise most recently having served the marginally better "Despicable Me" this summer.
November 5, 2010
"Megamind" is a smart, funny and original treat. Sweet enough to deliver a message about creating your own destiny, but with just enough sour grapes not to cloy, the movie delivers pure pleasure from start to finish.
November 5, 2010
A witty 3-D animated deconstruction of superhero movies.
November 5, 2010
The plot is rich, the execution poor.
November 4, 2010
What this raucous 3D animated fun house lacks in originality (think bastard child of The Incredibles and Despicable Me) it makes up for in visual and vocal wit.
Top Critic
November 4, 2010
Mostly, the jokes and the recurrent attempts to tweak the superhero genre serve as a reminder that somebody else has already done it better.
November 4, 2010
Ferrell, Fey and Hill acquit themselves hilariously, and Cross steals the movie as Minion.
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