Megamind is told in the perspective of the so-called “bad guy.” Bullied through school because he was different, and constantly trying to please others as a young child, Megamind realizes that his calling was to become an evil genius all along. Megamind desperately searches for answers when it comes to defeating his nemesis. The nemesis happens to be the forever successful, handsome, and nearly perfect Metro Man. After finally achieving his goal of fatally destroying Metro Man, or so he thinks, he realizes that his life is pointless without a hero and goes to desperate measures to find a new meaning in life.
(Sorry about the quality, but this scene is hilarious)
Will Ferrell. Tina Fey. Jonah Hill. Do you want to watch this cartoon yet? Well you should. I laughed probably a little bit too hard during this animated feature, but I just could not help myself. It does seem as though it is a bit predictable. There is the incredible and flawless hero, and the evil bad guy with seemingly no remorse and laughing his way in and out of prison. But you find yourself actually routing for Megamind to succeed toward the end. Of course it was a messy situation that he created, but still no judgment from me. Will Ferrell, the voice of MegaMind, was absolutely brilliant. Maybe it was his giant blue head, or maybe it was the fact that he couldn’t pronounce “Hello” but I fell in love with this movie from the first time I watched.
Flint Lockwood, the main character in Cloud with a Chance, is a young inspiring inventor who always seems to push the envelope. Unfortunately, it seems that his inventions are mostly nonsensical and/or rarely useful. His mother was his main supporter until she unfortunately dies, leaving Flint with his father who thinks he should just give up. After the sardine company closes, a major form of income in the community, Flint finds he is eager to try his newest and crazy invention. This invention happens to be a machine with the incredible ability to turn water into food! While it does seem to work for a while, of course it takes a turn for the worse sending the machine into the atmosphere and causing it to rain food. Afterwards, Flint realizes there maybe something terribly wrong with the invention. The mayor, of course trying to profit from this, tries to convince Flint everything is fine. Chaos ensues. Will Flint and his team of believers be able to stop the machine from creating food monstrosities?
Did you ever catch yourself wishing that gummy bears would rain from the sky? I certainly have, or maybe just raining food in general. Cloudy with a Chance makes your wish come true. It is a fun cartoon with enjoyable adventure. The movie includes two amazing characters in particular. Brent is a giant man-baby turned chicken. I am talking about a man in an oven roasted chicken! Steve is a monkey wearing a special talking translator. They both provide endless entertainment every time they are on screen. A monkey trying to not so secretly rip off a mustache is comedic gold to somebody like me.
Here are some hilarious Steve moments:
How to Train Your Dragon follows the life of Hiccup, the son of a Viking chief. In the Viking culture, they are taught early, as well as trained, that dragons are evil, dangerous creatures that must be killed. Hiccup, not being the most masculine character, tries to prove him by attempting to take down the ever elusive and extremely dangerous dragon called Night Fury. He manages to shoot a net over the Night Fury and goes into the forest to try to finish the job and prove himself as a young Viking. However, once face to face with the Night Fury, Hiccup realizes, after many years with the thought dragons are evil and must be killed, those preconceived notions of the creatures may be quite the opposite.
This is probably my favorite movie of all time. The animation is absolutely incredible. Each dragon has extraordinary amounts of detail and they even think to give most of them a personality history. The flying scenes were absolutely breathtaking. It is more tough and rugged, you know featuring of the lives of Vikings and all. This means that there is a pretty strong female Viking character, which, as a matter of fact, I find extremely refreshing that there isn’t a damn princess who needs to be rescued, either physically or emotionally. (Let us all take a moment to remember Peach from Mario! Couldn’t she just lock herself up and learn her damn lesson already) Often times though I found myself more jealous than words could begin to describe that Toothless (Hiccup’s dragon) did not really exist. Not only is he adorable, but he shoots lightning from his mouth and lets Hiccup fly around on his back in a saddle. Seriously…Watch. This. Movie.