Megamind: Mega maybe

A scene from Megamind – Courtesy of DreamWorks Animation.

Megamind (Blu-ray) – When evil villain Megamind (voice of Will Ferrell) defeats the hero (and his arch-nemesis) Metro Man (voice of Brad Pitt), he soon realizes being the ultimate bad guy is not all it’s cracked up to be (especially when there is no left to stop him). In order to solve this problem, and fix his boredom, he turns a dweeby cameraman into a new hero named Tighten (voice of Jonah Hill). Well, when Tighten can’t have the girl (voice of Tina Fey), he turns evil too and now Megamind is forced to become Metro City’s newest hero. While I enjoyed the animation of Megamind, and thought the voice casting was very well done, I just couldn’t stop thinking how I would have rather been watching Despicable Me again. It’s similar in story and tone, but has so much more heart that it is sure to be celebrated for years to come while Megamind will be forgotten quickly.

As with most recent animated film releases, Megamind looks amazing on Blu-ray. The 1080p picture is crystal clear and shows off the vibrant colours of the film wonderfully. The 7.1 Dolby TrueHD sound mix is also very impressive, and gave my system quite the workout. Special features include an additional adventure with Megamind, a trivia track, a featurette on how-to draw Megamind, a picture-in-picture track with storyboards and behind the scenes footage, and much more. A regular DVD of the film is also included. *** Blu-ray ***

(3 out of 5 stars).

Please enjoy the trailer for Megamind below:

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