Rich vein of hu­mour – Megamind

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ac­tu­ally en­hances the shiny, pri­mary-hued im­ages.

Most in­ter­est­ingly, Megamind does ac­tu­ally ap­pear to have some­thing to say. In the sec­ond half, with Metro Man ap­par­ently de­ceased, the bored Megamind makes a su­per­hero of a rel­a­tively or­di­nary, no more than usu­ally frus­trated slacker.

Now named Tighten (an­other good ver­bal gag), the re­sult­ing caped cru­sader goes on to demon­strate that ev­ery­day hu­man pet­ti­ness is more fright­en­ing than the grandiose su­per­nat­u­ral evils imag­ined by comics writ­ers.

Heck, maybe there is still some mileage in the su­per-satire.

Di­rected by Tom McGrath. Voices of Will Fer­rell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, David Cross

Date night: Megamind (voice of Will Fer­rell) and Rox­anne Ritchi (Tina Fey)

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