Megamind was an awesome movie that I almost didn’t see.
To me, the Megamind character looked like a ripoff of the “Leader” from the Hulk comic books series, so I had no interests what so every in seeing it. Boy was I wrong! I thought the movie was going to be about the good guys triumphing over the bad guys in a generic black and white fashion, but this wasn’t the case at all!
In a nutshell, Megamind was about personal development. The character (Megamind) while brilliant was handed a bad hand in live and had great abilities, but no opportunities to excel. Plus his nemesis made superman look week in comparison. So Megamind, while gifted always was 2nd dog, until the top dog was out of the picture.
Once Megamind lost his nemesis, he proceeds to go through a growth period, and in the end switches to the good side, and even gets the girl. While it was a classic feel good story, what I thought was most amazing is how he was able to use his natural gifts to become the superhero once his primary competition was removed. Life is funny that way, when there is a person filling a role, sometimes we as individuals don’t realize our full potential because we never get the chance.
Not only does he go from bad to good, he starts to understand the value of other people, especially his sidekick “Minion”. If you look at the progress from a personal development level, it’s a great story! Much more than just simplistic and overplay good versus evil (like the Leader above) that we normally see at the movie theaters.
I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised if you watch the movie…
Thanks for reading,