Cast & Crew
For a film whose stock in trade are tongue-in-cheek reversals of comic-book cliche, it too often settles for trite audience-pleasing.
The fast-paced wisecracks and ironic asides that are the studio's hallmark help to push the film past the lumpy, generic storytelling.
No doubt some of it is charming enough to induce giggles in its preteen target audience... What's needed is a narrative invention to match the technical invention.
You'll enjoy it. And then you'll forget it.
The story's the thing. And this one is as subtly deep as it is ridiculously fun.
I do love Ferrell, whose absurdist man-child routine has always been a matter of taste.
The kiddie set can chortle at Megamind's slapstick and its goofy one-upmanship while adults get a kick out of all the smart spatial tricks that highlight the 3-D effects.