Maxim and I went to the cinema yesterday, in hopes to see “Tangled”. But unfortunately it was in Greek only. We checked both Rio and K-Cineplex cinemas. Since we were out anyway, we decided to go for “Megamind“. Which, despite the 3D advertising, was in 2D. (Maxim prefers 3D, while I am a 2D man).
“Megamind” is a cartoon about superheros and about the fight of good an evil. It is somewhat original in the story though. While most other stories accept the fight between the good and evil and spend most of the time on the details, “Megamind” takes a different route. It explores the world after the fight of good and evil. And not just that, but the world where evil won the fight. I thought it was an interesting twist, even though it required slightly more talking than usual. And, as every kid knows, talking is boring. Bring on the fight!
The story is well balanced though. Surprisingly, there is still plenty of fighting and other types of action. Bonus points from me are for having a geek (wearing geeky t-shirts) and for the soundtrack that included AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, and Guns-n-Roses. I think that’s the first mainstream animation to ever do that. Kudos!
And while this flick wasn’t a jewel that by now everyone expects from Dreamworks, it is still a pretty good entertainment choice. Overall rating from me is a 4 out of 5. Not bad.