Megamind
PG
Entertainment: +3
Acceptability: +3

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


FILM SYNOPSIS: Megamind is the most brilliant super-villain the world has ever known...and the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way - each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as "Metro Man," until the day Megamind actually defeats him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly, the fate of Metro City is threatened when a new villain arrives and chaos runs rampant, leaving everyone to wonder: Can the world's biggest "mind" actually be the one to save the day?

PREVIEW REVIEW: It doesn’t have that indefinable charisma of, say, UP or Wall-E, or even Bolt, but Megamind is downright fun. There are enough visual and verbal jokes to keep older audience members’ attention and kids seemed glued to the screen. As I left the screening, I overheard a mom asking her son, maybe nine, how he liked it. The response: “Awesome.”

I’m pleased that the film avoids crudity and there are positive themes. Not quite as enjoyable as Despicable Me (the best animated film of the year so far), but the look, its energy and the attention to witty dialogue made it an enjoyable movie outing for parents and their little ones. Teens too may not find it too painful for teens to sit through with their younger siblings. (Well, I admit, I’m guessing there).

PG (for some minor expletives, but I caught no harsh or profane language; “Oh God” is uttered by the villain one time; there’s lots of comic book action, but with a comic twist, much like the old Warner Bros. cartoons).

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Distributor: DreamWorks Animation

Summary
Crude Language: None
Obscene Language: A few minor expletives, but I caught no harsh or profane language.
Profanity: “Oh God” is uttered by the villain one time
Violence: There’s lots of comic book action, but with a comic twist, much like the old Warner Bros. cartoons
Sexual Intercourse: None
Nudity: None
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: None
Drug Abuse: None
Other: None
Running Time: 95 minutes
Intended Audience: Family

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