Saturday, November 6, 2010
Unfortunately, so is the movie. Okay, maybe the Movie Slut is being a bit harsh. It's just that she wanted something for the adults, who accompany the kiddies to this animated flick. Alas, for them, the pickings are slim. (Clearly the voices of Brad Pitt, Tina Fey and Will Ferrell are not enough.)
The only spark of wit for those of voting age is the cartoon spoof of Marlon Brando in his role as Jor-El, the Man of Iron's old man in "Superman Returns."
In other words, "Megamind" is no "Up," no "Shrek," no "Coraline." But the little tykes will get a few giggles in this cautionary tale of good vs. evil. And hopefully — with some help from Mom or Dad — come home with the message: Evil is not born. It's made.