MOVIE REVIEW: The villain turns hero in ‘Megamind’

A good night at the movies is a good night at the movies, even if the movie isn’t spectacular.
I took the kids to see “Megamind” in 3-D last week. Evan, the 5-year-old, gives it an A. Olivia, the 8-year-old, gives it a B.
But what do they know, right? They’re kids.
The main thing is the three of us enjoyed our time out of the house on a Friday night.
Megamind (Will Ferrell) and Metro Man (Brad Pitt) are born on different doomed planets in the same doomed solar system. Their parents put them in pods and ship them to Earth.
Metro Man lands in a mansion, and grows up to fight for truth, justice and the American way.
Megamind lands in a prison, and grows up to wreak havoc on the town of Metrocity.
Problems start when Megamind finally wins a battle against Metro Man.
Sure, it’s fun doing evil deeds for a while, but Megamind gets terribly bored. As you know, idle hands are the devil’s workshop, so there’s more trouble brewing.
All the while, Megamind is trying to romance Roxanne Ritchi (Tina Fey), a feisty television reporter. She loathes Megamind, but he’s a master of disguise and that allows the pair to share quality, though dishonest, time.
The animators make Metrocity appear like a fine place to visit, except for that pesky criminal mastermind problem.
There are funny moments. I remember laughing out loud a few times, but can’t remember any of the specific jokes.
“Megamind” is a solid movie, a good way to spend time with the family. There’s nothing wrong with that, even if I’d hoped for something better.
I give “Megamind” a B minus.
It’s showing at Malcos in Tupelo, Oxford, Corinth and Columbus, as well as Hollywood Premier Cinemas in Starkville.

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Wizard Review: Kelli Karlson with Wizar 106.7 gives “Megamind” an A. “Loved it. Take all the kids you know to see it.”

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